Re: The Pats should resign Welker
posted at 12/21/2012 3:06 PM EST
In response to TFB12's comment:
In response to 49Patriots' comment:
When will you guys realize that resigning Welker isn't the problem, it's how much will it take it resign him.
I told you guys already, he got offered a 2 year 16 with a 3rd year team option in the summer. His agent wanted a 3 year 45 contract. Belichick isn't paying 15 million for a WR, especially not a slot WR. I'm sure someone out there will be willing to pay Wes all that cash, but it won't be New England.
Put that money in the defense and let's get some pass-rushers.
With all due respect, I have never seen a value Welker wanted. I know he wanted more then 2 years but I never heard or read an amount they were looking for. I find $45 mil contract hard to believe he was wanting. Do you have a link or anything to back this amount up?
3/$45 was never asked for an is a useless figure anyways. The hang up was the guaranteed money. Wes (agent) wanted $25 guaranteed, the Pats went to about $20 (2 years of franch tags). That $5mil was the difference.
I would assume the Pats are again willing to offer approx $20 mil guaranteed to Wes...
Regardess if the offer is spread over 2-4 years is salary cap massage, the guarantee is the part that hung up a deal.
I could see a signing bonus of $12 mil and 3 year contract from the PAts side. Questiuon is would Wes want more? Could he get more elsewhere?