Re: Wes Welker
posted at 10/7/2012 3:20 AM EDT
In response to rkarp's comment:
I don't think any conversation has been about they are "in the same league". The question is how much longer can Wes physically continue, and what is the cost/value of what he does compared to the other offensive players. The financial decision was made that at 32,33 and 34 years old, Wes is not worth $10 million per year, when the team has so many other weapons, which include Edelman and Lloyd.
I am also sure the Pats are saying after the season to Wes, go make your best deal, and see if the Pats read the market correctly or not. If the Pats did read the market correctly, I believe they will resign Wes at what they and the market feels are market value numbers.
This has never been about who is better, but strictly a financial/age issue. Either the Pats or Wes and his agent have misread the market. It will be interesting as this unfolds after the season to see who was right
yes those who understood, this is what its been about all along. we have to field a "whole team" under a salary cap
and to tell you the truth, given all the offensive weapons we have, if i had to pay 10 mil per year, id rather pay it to a top tackle, de or cb. (even this year id probabaly woudl have gone for finnegan at 10 mil over welker).
now maybe we can solve those postions in the draft (de and dt) along with a c/g and t/g (but not cb. we cant pick a top cb for the life of us, so a fa seems like a better idea).
id love to keep wes moving forward., but likely not at a price he may want to play for.