One of the hottest topics this offseason has been where Wes Welker would end up and after agreeing to a two-year deal with the Denver Broncos–it’s safe to say this was his way of sticking it to the New England Patriots. Welker has fought hard for a long-term deal from the Patriots and it’s safe to say he’s earned it with the type of numbers he’s displayed over the last six years–which is why Tom Brady should be just as frustrated with the organization.
If the Patriots really wanted Welker around, they could have easily provided him with a hefty deal at some point over the last couple of years, but they decided to take advantage of the wideout instead. Now, New England will be without a wide receiver who has caught at least 111 passes in five of the last six seasons to go along with 1,300 receiving yards in three of the last four.
As for Brady–don’t be surprised if he expresses his frustrations with the organization considering the whole point of him restructuring his contract seemed to be so they could work something out with Welker.
Welker had every reason in the world to leave New England for Denver and there’s no question he should flourish just as much with Peyton Manning throwing him the ball. The Patriots may think Danny Amendola was the better option, but it’s not even a contest when compared to Welker–which is why Brady should be furious.
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