Re: This is getting RIDICULOUS!! Sign Welker today!
posted at 3/13/2013 2:46 PM EDT
In response to pcmIV's comment:
IMO here is the bottom line with Wes. He won't represent a good value for a team that does not have a top tier QB because so much of his game relies on precision and being on the same page as the QB. Consider the other top QBs in the league.
Peyton already has Decker and Thomas and while Welker would be an upgrade over Stokely given the money Denver just dished out to beef up their O-line idk if they have the space to give Welker the kind of deal he wants.
Rodgers already has Cobb who does a lot of the same stuff as Welker and is a lot younger and cheaper.
Brees is out because the Saints have huge salary cap issues.
Ryan already has Jones and White and T Gonzalez. While Wes would fill a different role they need to fix their pass rush and will probably spend money on defense to the extent they have any after paying Gonzalez.
Wes doesn't fit in the type of offense they run in Baltimore and they don't have the cap space.
The Giants already have Cruz who plays a lot from the slot and they don't have the cap space.
The Texans are already paying a lot for Andre Johnson and probably don't want to commit that much money to their WR corps.
The Cowboys have no cap space.
The 49ers just added Boldin so they probably don't want to spend more money on WR with Crabtree already in the fold.
The Seahawks just added Harvin.
Pittsburgh doesnt have enough cap space.
Washington doesn't have the cap space and wants to bolster their secondary.
So basically with the exception of the Colts (who have already spent quite a bit) and the Bengals there really aren't any teams with cap space and either a top QB or a young and promising QB left. The market for Wes simply isn't that large imo.
The best analysis I have seen on the Welker situation. BB sees this. WW does not but will soon do.