Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 2/18/13
The New England Patriots have been the most consistent NFL franchise for the past decade-plus, winning 10 or more games in every season since 2003. The Patriots have continued to maintain a high-powered offense during this time, with Tom Brady at the controls.Brady has continued to improve every season and he has managed to do it with a rotating cast of mostly unknowns at wide receiver. Aside from Randy Moss, Wes Welker and now Rob Gronkowski, Brady has had average receivers at best and the offense never misses a beat, scoring over 30 points per game every season.The most consistent Patriots receiver over the past six years has been Wes Welker. Welker is coming off of his second consecutive season with more than 115 receptions (118) and he has more than 110 catches in five of his six seasons in New England. Welker played last season on a $9.515 million franchise tag and it is highly unlikely the Patriots will franchise tag him again.Another one of Brady's targets from 2012 is questi...
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