Welker Agrees to Terms with the Denver Broncos
Wes Welker has decided to move on to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. ESPN NFL Analyst, Adam Schefter, broke the news around 4:50 tweeting "Wes Welker has agreed to terms with Denver Broncos".
We later learned that the Broncos offered Welker a two-year deal worth 12 million dollars. The Broncos were in the works for a slot receiver to help relieve the pressure of the guys on the outside in Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker.
The Patriots offered a two-year deal worth 10 million dollars, which included undisclosed incentives. Aaron Hernandez was already taking a lot of the inside targets away from Welker, but the Patriots will move forward with plan B. Plan B is looking like signing the slot receiver, Danny Amendola, from the St. Louis Rams. Amendola has shown potential to be explosive in the slot, but only when he is healthy.
One thing to look forward to is when the Denver Broncos travel to Foxboro to face the Patriots in the 2013 season. The date is yet to be determined.