Wes Welker had almost everything a receiver could ask for with the New England Patriots, a Hall of Fame quarterback in Tom Brady, a Hall of Fame coach in Bill Belichick, a team with a great owner Robert Kraft and an offensive system that featured his skills and helped him average more than 100 catches per season.
But there was one thing that Welker lacked in New England: respect.
When Welker wanted more money the Patriots balked, hitting him with the franchise tag last year and letting him set his own market in free agency.
Did Welker get the last laugh when he signed with the Denver Broncos yesterday?
Here is the rare “Story of the day” daily double.
First, the take from Sports Illustrated’s Peter King.
And now the reaction from Denver, where Broncos fans are glad not only to have Welker, but to have weakened the Patriots.