Originally Posted by Redrew
#2 in receptions
#1 in YAC
Top 8 in most every statistical category
Most productive WR in past 5 years......
Yeah....why would he think he's deserving of a top 10 contract for WRs
Will be 32 years old in 2013; 34th in TD receptions; 24th in 20+yard plays. And do you actually think he will be a better player at 32 than he was at 29? The guy is a classic "compiler". He does nothing elite (other than previously having elite speed), plays in a passing offense where he is the number one option at WR, and has a HOF QB throwing to him.
The proof is in the fact than he has been thrown more "catchable" passes than any other player in the NFL over the past 3 seasons -- 363. The next guy has 330, and there are only 4 guys, including Welker, at 300 or more. How often do you see a highlight of Welker making an incredible catch? Yeah, I must have missed them too. His drop rate of 8.81% is far from elite. By comparison Larry Fitzgerald's is 3.27%, and Welker's teammates Branch and Gaffney had better rates, 6.06% and 5.08%, respectively.
Anyone want to venture to guess what Fitzgerald would have accomplished over the past 3 seasons if thrown 88 more catchable balls over the past 3 seasons?