Let's face it: Wes Welker and the New England Patriots were made for each other. If Welker walks as a free agent, there's a very good chance both sides will be worse off in the end. Welker might get his money, but he'll lose Tom Brady and a scheme that makes the most of his talents. If the Patriots choose to move on, they might find it difficult to fill the niche Welker so perfectly filled.
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