Re: Reconsider what Welker is worth after reading what Amendola is projected to get?
posted at 2/28/2013 3:35 PM EST
In response to quinzpatsfan's comment:
In response to TFB12's comment: I'd be fine with the patriots traded welker to SF for the 31 and maybe a late round as well. IF the Pats take all/most of the money they have in cap space and spend it on DEFENSE. We can draft a WR in the 2nd rd or later and pick up some vet min guys in FA.
Brady will be fine with Gronk, Hern, LLoyd?, vereen out of backfield, and ridley running.
It's a risk and might mean the Pats D with new players and pretty young overall will take a bit to gel and some new pieces might not work but I think it's worth the risk.
- WR - NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says "at this point it looks like" Danny Amendola will be able to test the free-agent market. "The Rams have their value on him. We'll see if he beats it in [free agency]," added Rapoport. The fragile slot receiver has missed 20 games over the last two seasons, and he isn't worth the $10-plus million on the franchise tag. Our own Evan Silva set Amendola's value at around $6 million per year in his Top 50 Free Agency Forecast. Rapoport names the 49ers and Patriots as suitors.
Ian Rapoport on Twitter
Feb 28 - 2:20 PM ------------------------ $6 mill for Amendola!! Hahahaha! Seriously? Thats what some people around here were wanting Welker to take. If Amendola value is worth $6 million a year, then WW better be offered at least $8 mill per yr. I really hope the Patriots aren't considering Amendola. He is not worth the risk, I would rather they draft Tavon Austin. An interesting note here.... The 49'ers are apparently interested in Amendola. I have mentioned in the past the 49'ers could be interested in Welker. So could the 49'ers offer Welker some big money to go play with them or since the 49'ers have a plethora of draft picks this season might the Pats sign Welker and trade him to the 49'ers for some a couple of their many picks?
Except that trade makes 0 sense for the 49ers. Trading a first round pick for a 32 WR, who, if you trade him, would be under a franchise tag?
Percy Harvin couldn't net a first round pick.
Brandon Marshall couldn't either.