Spoiled by all those spirals from Tom Brady, there was only one other quarterback Wes Welker was willing to play for: Peyton Manning.
Just four months into his pairing with Denver's QB, Welker didn't hesitate when asked on the eve of the Broncos training camp what, from his unique perspective, was the difference between the top two quarterbacks of his generation.
''They're both spectacular, so I don't think there's too much of a difference between them,'' Welker said. ''It's like comparing Picasso and Michelangelo. It's hard to compare the two.''
Welker isn't sure if he's a Michelangelo guy or a Picasso guy, either.
''I couldn't even tell you,'' Welker confessed, revealing he's less an art aficianado than he is a connoisseur of quarterbacks. ''Somebody threw those names at me one time and I thought it sounded pretty good.''
What sounds good to Manning is having Welker in the slot this season.
He'll team up with fourth-year pros Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker to give the Bron...