Thoughts on Welker...

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    Sitting here thinking about Welker and the situation and I am torn in how I would approach it. So here is a question to see how everyone would handle it.
     
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    Sign 'em!
     
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    if the cost is going to be about the same, sign Colvin or Jackson instead.
     
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    3 at a higher salary is safer in my book, that 4th year at the punishment he takes might be a horrible deal.
     
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    It all depends on how the deal is structured . . . . what will be most important is the amount that's guaranteed.  

    I have a sneaking suspicion they aren't going to offer Welker a huge deal, though. He's getting old, so a big signing bonus balanced by lots of years doesn't make sense.  My guess is they'll only want to guarantee two years of pay . . . which means a signing bonus (guaranteed) and first two year's of pay (unguaranteed, but likely to be earned) adding up to somewhere between maybe 12 and maybe 18 million if I understand the market correctly (I'm not sure I do, the information is sketchy).  The number of years, the amount per year after the first two years, and the total potential amount of the deal will be less important--those figures are more about getting the risk/reward balance correct for both parties in years three and beyond.  


     
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    I think option (A) "Franchise him (9.5 Million) and try to work out a deal before the season.", is the most likely start.
     
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    [QUOTE]if the cost is going to be about the same, sign Colvin or Jackson instead.
    Posted by anonymis[/QUOTE]

    haha colvin? i think you mean colston.....but i disagree, wes is invaluable to this team. 
     
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    Franchise him and go after mike Wallace.
     
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    Sign him- 3 year deal would be a good move for Wes and the Pats. Though, I think they will tag him for next year.
     
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    The dude choked at the biggest moment on the biggest stage in front of the biggest audience.  I wouldn't pay him.  He's a byproduct of Brady's greatness.
     
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    I say franchise him and hope he can help us win for 1 year.

    WW does not have the body(although he is 1 tough sob) to be giving lots of guaranteed money.

    Although I hate it when people try and whittle him down to just a slot receiver. As with Hernandez and even Gronk they all play all positions on the field.

    Still if it comes down to signing WW or getting a RB that can help take the load off of an aging Tom Brady, I say get the RB.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Thoughts on Welker... : haha colvin? i think you mean colston.....but i disagree, wes is invaluable to this team. 
    Posted by redsoxfan94[/QUOTE]
    yeah, I meant Colston...thanks.

    I agree Welker is important. Does he stretch the field for the pats?
     
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    He's worth 9 million right now, but will he have the same output in 2-3 years? How much more of a beating can he take in the slot?
     
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    Welkers value outside of Boston may not be that great.  I agree though that anything more than 2 maybe 3 is not going to happen.
     
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    Leaving all emotion aside, it is worth debate exactly how much welker is really worth.  I would certainly want Welker back, but I don't think he should be paid the same as a Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald or Andre Johnson.  Welker is a great Patriots and a very hard worker, but he's not on the same talent level as the rest of the top ten WR's.   I doubt any other team would pay outrageous money, so I think the Pats can make the right deal for both parties.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Thoughts on Welker... : haha colvin? i think you mean colston.....but i disagree, wes is invaluable to this team. 
    Posted by redsoxfan94[/QUOTE]

    always been confused by the word "invaluable ".

    I think i agree and say sign him he is a main cog for this offense.
     

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