Wes Welker made news this past week for saying he wouldn’t hold out into the season, signing his franchise tender, and then complaining that talks between him and the Patriots had gotten worse. Then he made news because of a report that said the Patriots were mad that he was making news in the first place, especially by saying that the talks had been regressing. The normally tight lipped Patriots were not pleased by that.
Welker then backtracked by saying that he “probably misspoke,” whatever that meant. In addition to that, he says he now “not frustrated whatsoever.” The Patriots demand that their players keep stuff in house and I’d imagine the Patriots reminded him of that this week, which is why Welker came out apologetic. He understands the “Patriot Way” more than almost anyone and he probably attributes a lot of his success to Tom Brady and Bill Belichick and would like to continue to be with them. He has said he’s fine playing out the season under the 9.515 million dollar franchise tag. That might be what ends up happening since the Patriots don’t seem to want to budge from a deal in the 2-3 year range.