Imagine Peyton Manning and Wes Welker sitting down to a nice steak dinner together. “Hey, man, the knife goes in your right hand,” Manning says. They talk Tom Brady, the remnants of the Tebow Era in Denver, and Bill Belichick’s hoodie collection. At the end of the night, the bill comes and is placed right in the middle of the table between two empty water glasses. Who pays? Ok, that’s not exactly the way it went, but the two did dine together recently in Miami, and Manning didn’t play any water pranks on Welker this time.
Welker said he and Manning didn’t discuss too much football during the dinner because “we didn’t want to bore everybody else at the table.” Welker said he didn’t pay the bill for the dinner, but the receiver said, “it got paid for somehow, so I’m guessing it was him.” – ESPN
Manning and Welker will begin working together on the field on April 15, which is the date of the team’s first voluntary workout.
In the ESPN interview from which this information emerged, Welker said that he sees a lot of similarities between Brady and Manning.
“I think they’re both extremely accurate … they’re extremely smart players and have a good idea where the rush is, and moving around and buying time and getting the ball out quick and being smart and putting it right on the money.
“Not being the biggest guy out there, I definitely need a quarterback that can put it on you and just be able to read the defenses like I do and see it the same way, and I think both guys do that well.” – Welker to ESPN