Wes Welker, Broncos agree to a 2-year deal

Whether or not the Broncos bring back Brandon Stokley, Peyton Manning's security blanket, they have added Tom Brady's security blanket in Wes Welker.

Per NFL Network's Albert Breer, the Broncos and Welker agreed to a two-year deal worth $12 million.

Interestingly enough, that is more than the Patriots had offered him. Not only does Welker go to the team considered to be Patriots biggest threat in the AFC, but it adds another layer to the Brady-vs.-Peyton rivalry/debate.

No player other than Welker has more than two 110-reception seasons in a career.

Welker has five of them (in the past six seasons). In addition, Welker had five 1,000-yard seasons in his stint with the Patriots. The only exception (in both cases) was the season immediately following his torn ACL. Last year, Welker had 118 receptions for 1,354 yards and six touchdowns.

With Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker on the outside, Welker should get a lot of one-on-one opportunities from the slot. If he doesn't finish with 110-plus receptions for a sixth time this season, I expect him to still come close.





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