Monday, September 15, 2014

Julian Edelman continues to prove that letting Wes Welker go was clearly the right move for the Patriots

Last January I wrote a post asking if the Patriots made the right choice by not re-signing Wes Welker the previous offseason (I also published an article about it pictured below on Yahoo! that 150,000 people read, but they discontinued their contributor program and the page no longer exists).

Eighteen months ago the average New England fan was not too pleased about the team's decision to let Welker leave as a free agent and sign Danny Amendola instead.  But what nobody saw coming was the emergence of Julian Edleman, who has without a doubt been a better player than Welker ever since.

Welker suited up in 13 regular season games for the Broncos last year, making 73 catches for 778 yards.  meanwhile, Edelman played in all 16 contests for New England, with 105 catches for 1056 yards (read the link at the top for more numbers).

While Welker has yet to take the field this season due to another concussion an amphetamine suspension, Edleman is still cruising right along and leading the Pats with 12 catches and 176 receiving yards through two games.  "Minitron" is also second in the NFL with 81 punt return yards on 6 attempts.

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