Wes Welker is an excellent football player and the production in the last couple of seasons resembles anybody within the National football league.
Granted he's in the other finish of Tom Brady's arm, but Welker will get the task done.
He just signed his franchise tender, meaning he'll be promptly for everything moving forward and it is guaranteed $9.5 million this year. Some would say he's under compensated for which he's done and what he must do, but did he genuinely have an option but to sign the tender? His best opportunity for an offer might be to stay in the ability, not sitting home where he might get hurt training after which lose the entire $9.5 million.
Previously 3 years he's performed in 39 regular-season games and that he averaged 12 targets a game title. He averaged eight receptions a game title and that he only dropped 1 pass every 19 occasions Brady put it to him.
Listed here are the drop rates and touchdowns in the last three seasons for a few of the more notable devices. Wes is specific third-most behind Roddy Whitened and Ray Fitzgerald, meaning his workload and drop ratio are extremely competitive using the very best in the overall game.
Note his touchdowns in the last 3 years are comparable to or much better than Reggie Wayne, Anquan Boldin, Andre Manley, Pierre Garcon, Santonio Holmes and Brandon Marshall, which dispels the concept that he's a possession receiver just moving the chains.
In the last 39 games, Welker has additionally averaged 90 yards a game title receiving and 7 touchdowns a season. He might not be within the class of Fitzgerald, Greg Jennings and Calvin Manley due to production, age and size but he should have the ability to create a situation versus. Holmes, Marshall, Garcon, and Vincent Jackson.
By filling out the tender, Welker is guaranteed his $9.5 million franchise salary this season and when the Patriots don't negotiate a lengthy-term deal and franchise tag him again the coming year, he'll receive $11.4 million in 2013. Obviously, that's speculation and he or she is hurt this season rather than receive that tender. Welker signed his tender even though many other franchise-labeled gamers won't at this time around while he knows the Patriots will always be created to leave behind a person. Bear in mind they signed Brandon Lloyd, Anthony Gonzalez, Donte' Stallworth and Jabar Gaffney within the offseason and have Deion Branch, Chad Ochocinco and Julian Edelman around the roster.