Minus the muffed punt that set up a touchdown, Wes Welker had a tremendous debut for the Denver Broncos. The veteran wide receiver played like he’s been part of the team for years. In total, he hauled in nine passes for 67 yards and two touchdowns. To say that he was on the same page as Petyon Manning, would be an huge understatement. The game hadn’t even reached half time yet and it already seemed pretty clear to me that Manning had himself a new favorite target.
Even though Welker has been nothing but successful over the last six years, some people were actually questioning if he could have the same level of success that he did in New England. People have always called him a product of the system and wondered how he’d fair without Tom Brady tossing him the pigskin. Well I think we have a pretty good idea of how his 2013 season is going to go, just one game in.
The chemistry between him and Manning is very apparent and there’s no reason to think they can’t reach the heights that Brady and Welker did. The only thing holding them back is the massive amount of other receiver talent on the roster. Manning has so many weapons to spread the ball around to, that by default, Welker could suffer a drop in production.
So far, the Broncos are who we thought they were. They’re going to put up a ton of points each contest and there’s no reason to think they won’t again be the AFC’s top-seeded playoff team again in 2013.