Extension to Aaron Hernandez likely means the end for Wes Welker in New England…
With neary $100 million invested in Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, a long term deal for wide receiver Wes Welker now appears unlikely.
Could this season be the last in a Patriots uniform for Welker?
The 122 receptions, 1,569 yards, and 9 TD’s that Welker put up last season were huge, but if there is one thing that we know about Tom Brady above anything else it’s that he has never had problems incorporating new receivers into the Pats’ offense.
The problem for Wes, is that I seriously doubt he would command the kind of money on the open market that the Patriots could have paid him. Because, quite frankly, Welker wouldn’t make anywhere near the impact elsewhere that he made on the ”pass now, pass later, pass often” New England Patriots.
Wes Welker had a COMBINED 96 catches, 1,121 yards, and 1 TD in the 2 seasons he spent with the Dolphins before coming to the Pats.
He had 26 more catches, 448 more yards, and 8 more TD’s than that JUST LAST SEASON with the Patriots.
Somebody will pay the man, no doubt. But don’t expect Megatron money for a slow, 5’9 185 lb. receiver on the open market.