Many Patriots fans’ worst nightmares are coming true. Wes Welker is engaged in “serious” talks with the Denver Broncos as per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. A decision is expected by tonight. A report surfaced today that Welker was “insulted” by the Patriots initial offer that was much lower than expected, which could have fueled the serious talks wtih Denver. For Welker this should be a dream come true, the teams with two of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game, Brady and Manning, are fighting over him. If the Broncos deal offer is substantial, I expect Welker to sign with them. He clearly cares more about the money than he does the Patriots team and he was upset about the way negotiations went in the last year and now. He wouldn’t be taking a step down in terms quality of his team’s offense and quarterback and still has a chance to finally win a Super Bowl ring. If New England wont at least meet Denver’s offer, I highly doubt we’ll see Welker return.
UPDATE: Greg Bedard (@GregABedard) of the Boston Globe tweeted: “Broncos deal with Patriots WR Wes Welker “very likely,” according to a league source.” at 3:24 pm EST
Keep checking Musket Fire for more updates as “Welker Watch” develops.