Wes Welker is now a Denver Bronco. Tom Brady's go–to wide out is now joining Peyton Manning in the Mile High City. NFL.com has reported today, March 13, that Welker has agreed to a two-year contract with the Denver Broncos, via Albert Breer.
This is a huge signing for Denver.
Welker has been one of the leading receivers over the past few seasons in the NFL and adding him to one of the top offenses from last year is going to make Denver the favorites once again in the AFC West.
Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations, and former Denver star QB John Elway tweeted his excitement on the signing.
"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!"
Adding Welker to play alongside with Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker is going to be fun for Broncos fans to watch in 2013. Welker has caught the most passes of any WR in the past six seasons. Since 2007 Welker has 672 receptions, almost 100 more then the Brandon Marshall who is second.
So after this splash in free agency, is Manning's ex-teammate Dwight Freeney next?
According to SBNation on March 12, it seems that it may be just a matter of time before Freeney and Manning are reunited. Depending on what the Broncos do with Elvis Dumervil, (restructure his deal, or cut him) may decide if Freeney fits in with Denver.
Stay tuned as the free agency madness continues!