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Wes Welker has clearly shown he has been the best wide receiver for the New England Patriots for this past half-decade, as he has already hauled in 672 catches in his six years with the franchise.
Welker is looking for a new contract this off-season, and with the Patriots unable to franchise-tag him again, it’s going to be a big summer for negotiations.
As wide receiver greats such as Randy Moss and Michael Irvin say so, it would be foolish of the Patriots to let Welker walk into free agency this off-season.
“Absolutely, absolutely crazy,” Irvin told the Boston Herald. “But I also think Wes would be crazy leaving the Patriots. What you need is a great coach that says, ‘I recognize your skill set. Let me make sure I ask you to do what you do best.’ That’s what Wes does. That’s what New England does with Wes. That’s why it’s a perfect fit.”
Moss pointed back to the times of how successful he was with Welker in new England.
“It was a great combination because of what we were able to do to benefit from one another,” Moss said. “He’s the wide receiver that you need for your dirty work. … He takes the hits across the middle. He takes the short routes and takes them 20, 30, 40 yards for the first down or maybe the touchdown. You can really appreciate the guy’s work.”
The possibility still remains of Welker leaving, but it could lead to the Pats going after someone of the likes of Dwyane Bowe or so. We’ll see how New England handles this situation and see if they can get a more solid receiving corps for Tom Brady come next season.
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