Well, that didn't take long. Mere hours after trusty Wes Welker agreed to a two-year deal with the Denver Broncos, the Patriots found Tom Brady a new target, signing former Rams receiver Danny Amendola. The Pats signed ex-Rams receiver Danny Amendola to a five-year, $31 million contract, including $10 million guaranteed, according to a source. By comparison, Welker earned roughly $27 million during his six-year run with the Patriots, and the Pats didn't even counter his two-year, $12 million deal from the Broncos today. The quick proceedings sure make it look like the Patriots were ready to move on from Welker. Things sure move fast in free agency. Earlier this afternoon, Denver's team president John Elway tweeted the news out about his new receiver. Welker will now get to play with Brady's biggest rival, Peyton Manning. According to a source familiar with the negotiations, the contract is fully guaranteed. Welker, who caught 118 passes this season, caught 672 during his six-year run with the Pats — 80 more receptions than any player in the league over that span. He has also caught more passes from Tom Brady than any player in history.
Pats replace Welker with Amendola
Boston Herald | Mar 14