When Tom Brady took a cap-friendly contract extension earlier this off-season, the New England Patriots' chances of re-signing his favorite target, Wes Welker, multiplied. However, after two days of reportedly low-balling their leading wide receiver from last season, Welker has decided to sign for the Denver Broncos on a long-term deal.
Wes Welker has agreed to terms with Denver Broncos.Welker will sign a contract for two seasons and now becomes a part of the team that will be seen as the Patriots' biggest obstacles to overcome in the AFC this season.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2013
Agreed to terms on a 2-yr deal with Wes Welker. Excited to have Wes join the Broncos. His production & toughness will be a great asset!The Broncos will travel to Foxboro during the coming regular season, although the date is yet to be set.
— John Elway (@johnelway) March 13, 2013