Tom Brady is apparently not a happy camper about losing his favorite wide receiver.
Just minutes after the Broncos confirmed that they reached a two-year deal with former Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker came news that Brady was furious that his friend and teammate of six years will now be catching passes from Peyton Manning.
Tom E. Curran of CSNNE.com spoke to a source close to Brady who described Brady as “enraged.” The words “disgrace” and “disservice” were also used to describe the way Brady (who apparently was under the impression that he had helped the Patriots save enough cap space to keep Welker) felt about learning that the Patriots wouldn’t even offer Welker enough money to keep him from signing a two-year, $12 million contract with the Broncos.
It’s not surprising that Brady is angry. No one knows better than Brady how important Welker was to the Patriots’ passing game, and Brady knows that at the age of 35, there’s a limit to how many opportunities he’s going to have to win another Super Bowl. Brady surely believes that Welker’s departure makes him less likely to win another ring.
But if Welker is going to help a Hall of Fame quarterback get a Super Bowl ring, it will be Manning, not Brady.