Great article here...
Welker isn't a product of the system, he's helped make the system (and he'll catch 100-plus in Dallas or Indy -- he caught 67 passes with Joey Harrington and Cleo Lemon in 2006 with the Dolphins). The Patriots started scoring 500 points a season when Welker and Randy Moss arrived and they are still scoring 500 points a year. The window isn't closing on Tom Brady, but if you squint just a little and tilt your head that way you can almost see the end. And you are doing your franchise quarterback -- one of the two or three best in history -- more than a disservice if you take Welker away and replace him for (literally) 40 cents on the dollar. This is a team with legitimate Super Bowl aspirations for the next couple of years and losing Welker weakens that prospect.
Call me a simpleton, but the best way to win football games is still with great players, right? By the strictest definition Welker has been and remains a great football player, one who wants to stay with the Patriots and with Tom Brady.
The call is simple: Sign Wes Welker.
"Welker isn't a product of the system, he's helped make the system" It couldn't be said any better then this. It's time to get this deal done today and start making some moves today.