In response to joepatsfan111111's comment:
I do agree with TFB though that we should have resigned Welker. I was very upset that day.
everyone uses the arugment that Welker look old now, that's bcz PM lead his ducks into strong safeties so Welker got killed all year.
he would've been fine all year here and had a good season
The problem is when you take that kind of a beating , after years of taking almost as bad a beating from safties and LB's going across the middle, you can turn old very fast...there's only so much tgrauma anyone can take, regardless of what kind of condition you're in...don't forget, these guys now use their offseason to get rest (not being hit) but getting stronger and in top condition for the rigours of real competition...their conditioning actually goes down during the season, it's why they started lifting programs DURING the season...all teams do it now...15 years ago that was unheard of...
Once a footballers body starts turning old, it can go fast...Welker also has to worry about concussions..they are cummulative and potentially debilitating soon after playing is over...that also has to take a toll on effectiveness....They probably should have signed him...but what's done is done...I doubt they try to get him again