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Published on 03/13/2013 at Wed Mar 13 14:55.
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The Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with free agent wide receiver Wes Welker on a two-year deal, team executive John Elway announced via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.

The two-year, $12 million deal will keep Welker in Denver through the 2014 season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.  Since 2007, Welker has posted five 1,000-yard seasons and scored 37 touchdowns with the New England Patriots.

In Denver, Welker is expected to become quarterback Peyton Manning‘s slot receiver, with fourth-year receivers Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker expected to remain with the team.  In 2012, Manning posted franchise records with 4,659 yards and 37 touchdowns in Denver while Welker hauled in 118 passes for 1,354 yards and 6 touchdowns in New England.

The Broncos have experienced first-hand what Welker is capable of — he has caught 35 passes for 354 yards and 3 scores in six career games against them.

The move solidifies the Broncos as one of the top teams in the AFC after signing rival quarterback Tom Brady‘s favorite target.  On Tuesday, Denver signed the San Diego Chargers‘ best offensive lineman, Louis Vasquez, to a four-year deal, crippling Philip River‘s offensive line.

These are the type of moves that will help the team reach the Super Bowl during Manning’s window, building up the Broncos’ roster while snatching up opponents’ top players.  Denver’s 2013 opponents can be viewed here.

  • Alphabeatsoups

    Hellz to the Yes!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahahahaha

  • LEMarkley

    Nice!!! If nothing else it takes a weapon away from NE!!

  • Brandon Kirk

    WOOOO HOOOO! There it is!

  • DIY


  • TheTroglodyte

    Oh yeah!!!

  • cdubarkansasrep

    LETSSSSS GOOOOOOO! I’m excited about this, so excited I think I lost some friends on Facebook lol!

  • phil

    Wasn’t a huge fan but for 6 million I can live with it. Scary passing attack.

  • Matthew Zordani

    Wes mother F*ing welker. Welcome to the dark side( the gonna steam roll everyone who is in our path with a Lombardi smile side)

    Great but for great price. Can it be September already!!

  • Mike Birtwistle

    We’ve won the off season!

  • sam

    We need a back now

  • Paradisimo

    Great news!! Once again Elway and company pull off a huge free agent signing!! Hello Super Bowl!!

  • Pete Baron

    This was the second sentence I said to my friend when the news broke.

  • Pete Baron

    Hopefully this ends the big splashes in free agency. Sign a few nice players now, and draft the rest. I love the Brady is PISSED!!!! Especially with his restructure he did to sign guys like Welker. hahahahahahahahahahhahahahaha

  • Damon Brimer


  • Pete Baron

    We should save that for the Draft. Lacy, Montee Ball, etc

  • Pete Baron

    Knighton just signed with us. This is a solid, not splashy move. I love it. He’s the type of guy I was talking about to pick up that is a nice player.

  • TD30ismvp

    Well done and kudos to the front office, love the way they do things.

  • dogheadbrew

    Elvis, that is what your extra 6m buys. Are you still ready to bolt?

    How can Elway not be the GM of the year?

  • Pete Baron


  • Pete Baron

    How was he not last year? lol

  • areferee

    …and the bonus to this…


  • dogheadbrew

    (blatantly showing my fly-over state inferiority complex) John Clayton has a 2:16 clip on the 4 letter talking about the signing, and at :36 he stops talking about the Broncos completely and talks about the state of the Patriots receiving corps.

  • areferee

    The bad news is…

    This may be sayonara for “Stoke”.

  • Carlo Scuri

    I couldn’t imagine that, but John has been a great QB, but probably is also a better GM

  • Gary_in_SD

    I feel like it’s my birthday!

  • badimo

    weird that the pats chose to pay more for a less proven player…not sure what to say…real odd

  • Doom92

    That would be “executive of the year”, he isn’t the GM ;-).

  • Doom92

    I was outside under my Jeep when the wife came out and told me. I rose up and banged my head on the frame when I said “yeess”. It was worth it…lol.

    Its funny how you can dislike guys until they are yours, like Romanowski. Every time we’ve played the Pats in recent history I can remember saying to (the TV) Welker, “you annoying little bastard”… Now Pats fans get to know what that is like ;-).