Three teams that should consider Wes Welker as free agent
In an earlier interview, Wes Welker picked issues New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick for limiting his offensive snaps in the early 2012 season.
”Yeah it’s kind of nice to stick it in Bill’s face once in awhile,” said Wes Welker. “So this is definitely a good one.”
Many thought the New England Patriots initially reduced his role in a ploy to force Wes Welker to resign or experiment on where they stood without him.
But it appears Wes Welker had his way and could be looking for the a new team that can accommodate his talents.
So, before the free agency reaches its heights, following are the three teams that should be considering the addition of the Wes Welker to the roster when the time comes.
1. New England Patriots
Although Wes Welker sort of picked a bone with Bill Belichick, he significantly contributed to the New England Patriots’ offense with 100 catches for over 1,000 yards in four of the five past seasons.
The New England Patriots used the franchise tag on Wes Welker over the offseason, giving him a single-season contract.
Over time a couple of receivers have tied to fit in with the New England Patriots’ scheme but the results haven’t been always preferable. With the 31-year-old Wes Welker, it’s a tried and tested game. The New England Patriots know his talents so it’s only a matter of putting out the price.
2. Buffalo Bills
For the Buffalo Bills there could be some level of satisfaction in stealing Wes Welker from their divisional rivals.
The Buffalo Bills already lack depth reliever and have no solid player opposite Stevie Johnson. By signing Wes Welker as a free agent, the Buffalo Bills will be getting a receiver who’s led the NFL in receptions through three of the last five seasons. Besides, it will relieve Stevie Johnson of some of the burden and give Buffalo Bills starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick a reliable target in the end zone.
3. St. Louis Rams
The St. Louis Rams opted not to draft another quarterback and have been focusing on Sam Bradford. However, the Buffalo Bills need to surround Sam Bradford with weapons and elite receiver to give him an edge and groom his talent. The receivers the Buffalo Bills have now just won’t do the job.
The St. Louis Rams could also lose fifth-year wide receiver Danny Amendola by eth end of the season, but it’s being reported that talks are going on between both parties.