Atlanta Falcons: Should Falcons target any remaining free agents?
Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) runs with the ball against Seattle Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond (28) during the first half in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
Wes Welker, WR
Want to take a gamble? 34-year-old Wes Welker can provide that.
But it could pay off.
Welker is a 10-year pro and has had a successful career just about everywhere he’s been. He spent two years with the Miami Dolphins before spending the majority of his time in New England.
The past two years, Welker has worked with Peyton Manning and the Broncos and was apart of the record-setting, AFC-winning team of 2013.
Some could claim Welker’s career has been as successful as it has been due to the quarterbacks throwing him the football. Between 2007 and 2012 it was Tom Brady, and the two seasons after was Manning.
If that’s the case, which seems a little unfair, then at least he would have Matt Ryan as his quarterback in Atlanta.
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The biggest concern for Welker is his age and health. After suffering a number of concussions, teams are afraid to add him to their roster. He’s missed five games in the past two seasons.
His numbers have dropped since he joined Denver, also. After posting 1,354 yards in his final season with the Patriots, he would put up just 778 and 464 yards in the past two years respectively.
This is largely due to the great weapons around him in the Broncos’ offense, however.
Would you take the risk on Welker? Be sure to let us know in the comments.
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