Monday, October 3, 2011
In Case You Didn't Know... Wes Welker Is Good.
Everybody knows about Tom Brady. Everybody knows about his gaudy stats and MVP's. But it's also a potentially record breaking season developing for the 5'9" superstar. The undrafted wide receiver is averaging 154 yards per game, and on pace to finish with 2,400 yards. Jerry Rice's record is 1,848.
Welker is also average 10 receptions a game, on pace for 160 grabs. The current receptions record is 143 set by Marvin Harrison in '02. If I had to choose which record would be broken by Wes this season, i'd choose this one. Once Aaron Hernandez returns to the Pats Wes will lose some yardage, but there's no way Welker won't grab 100 balls in the next 12 games.
Even if Welker falls short of these otherwordly projections he'll still make giant leaps on the All-Time receiving lists. Welker will rank in the Top 50 for receptions by the season's end. He'll also jump from 150th to around 80 on the All-Time receiving yard list.