Wes Welker took a moment to pay his respects to the Patriots today as he was introduced as a member of the Broncos.

“I’d definitely like to thank New England for the six years there and all the trust and everything they put in me, the opportunities I got, but I’m looking forward to being a Denver Bronco, trying to help this team win, playing with Peyton (Manning), good receivers and a good offense,” Welker said. “I’m looking forward to it.”

Welker spoke to the media for about 10 minutes and answered several questions about his former team. Most notably, he was asked when he felt things really weren’t going to happen with the Patriots.

“As free agency went on, you kind of got the feeling to start looking for other opportunities,” Welker said.

Welker said a couple times that he left on good terms, but he was also asked if he felt under-appreciated by the tenor of the failed contract negotiations.

“I think that’s all relative,” Welker said. “I’m a Denver Bronco now, and I’m excited about it. I’m really not looking in the past on it, just looking forward.”

Welker was also asked if he believed Tom Brady’s restructured contract might have been made with his own deal in mind.

“Yeah, you never know with those deals,” Welker said. “You just try not to think about it too much. You just try to focus on you. For me, it was just working out and getting ready for next year, trying not to worry about all of that.”