Wes Welker Agrees To 2-Year Deal Worth $12 Million With Broncos
By Editorial Staff
Wes Welker (83) runs after a catch against the Houston Texans during the first half of the AFC divisional round playoff game at Gillette Stadium. (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)
When you wish upon a star, it makes no difference who you are. John Elway pulls through. The Denver Broncos may in fact be going to Disney World next year after the deal that they just made which brings Wes Welker to Denver.
According to Elway, Welker and the Broncos have agreed upon a two-year deal.
It’s funny how things work out. Tom Brady took a pay cut this year so that the New England Patriots could have some wiggle room to keep guys like Welker. Now, Welker goes to one of the Patriots’ biggest conference rivals. Oh, and Adam Schefter is reporting that the deal is worth $12 million. What a bargain for the Broncos.
Elway reeled in Peyton Manning last March. This March, it’s Wes Welker that’s been hypnotized by the orange and blue. Welker brings with him an impressive resume including 1,100+ yard seasons in five of the last six years.
Other Broncos are already buzzing about the news.
"@ChrisHarrisJr: It’s gonna be some Amazing practices with me and Welker in this slot . Games should be easy – cornerback Chris Harris (Twitter)Congratulations @WesWelker! Excited to have you in the Orange and Blue! Welcome to #BroncosCountry – Eric Decker (Twitter)"
Even Brandon Stokley told the Denver Post that the Broncos picking up Welker would be a good move.
"“I think it would be a great move if (the Broncos) got him,” Stokley said. “I think he would be a great fit here.” – Stokley to Mike Klis (Denver Post)"
The Broncos now have the best wide receiver grouping in the NFL. Welker joins Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker, who each had over 1,000 yards receiving last year. He gives Manning that extra set of hands, particularly on third down. Nothing but good things will come from this deal.
Shortly before the Broncos inked Welker, they agreed to a one-year deal with linebacker Stewart Bradley. Bradley comes to Denver from Arizona and will compete with Nate Irving at the middle linebacker position.
To tally the Broncos free agent moves thus far, they signed Louis Vasquez who was the second-best right guard in this year’s free agent pool. They got him from the Chargers. They also re-signed big defensive lineman Kevin Vickerson on Tuesday. Wednesday they created shockwaves throughout the NFL by signing Welker, and then they secured some competition at linebacker in signing Bradley. Wow. It’s not over though.
The Broncos have had cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie at Dove Valley for a physical and more talks, not to mention the team has been talking with cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.
When the flame is on at Dove Valley, it lights up the entire Colorado sky. That’s the Elway touch.
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