KC Chiefs: Should Chiefs Consider Signing Wes Welker


With under 100 days until the NFL season kicks off, Wes Welker is still a free agent on the market. Not only that, but Welker is a wide receiver free agent on the market, which is a position of need for the KC Chiefs.

Yes, the team signed Jeremy Maclin in March, but the need for another receiver on the team still is a dire one. No one is for sure who would take the number two wide receiver spot as of now, and that’s a bit of a problem in my eyes.

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Wes Welker, formerly of the Denver Broncos, could help the Chiefs out in a lot of ways. For one, he’s fast and could get open quickly for Alex Smith to make a play. Second, he has experience in this league and could help mentor the younger guys on the team.

The knock on Welker is that he’s very injury prone. His concussions led to his decline in 2014 with Denver, where he only managed two touchdowns and 464 yards. Yes, Welker is not in his prime anymore, but the Chiefs could sign him to a one-year “prove it” type deal and have him help out the offense in 2015.

Having Welker around the younger guys on the team like Albert Wilson and third round draft pick Chris Conley could do wonders for the Kansas City Chiefs offense in the future.

Welker has recently been quoted saying that he wouldn’t be upset about rejoining the New England Patriots, where the former Texas Tech star saw his best days in the big leagues. He spent six years with the Patriots and managed over 7,400 yards and 37 touchdowns. He then went on to sign with the Broncos, made it to the Super Bowl in 2014, but got blown out to the Seahawks. The next year his former team beat those same Seahawks (Source of link: Darren Hartwell of NESN).

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  • Personally, if the KC Chiefs can afford to give Welker a one-year deal, I wouldn’t be opposed, but anything more than that probably isn’t the best idea. He’s 34 years old and has experienced a multitude of concussions during his 11 years in the league. He’s got a lot of fire for a guy his size, which is great to see.

    Right now the Kansas City Chiefs have Jeremy Maclin, Albert Wilson, Jason Avant, Junior Hemingway, Frankie Hammond, Chris Conley, and De’Anthony Thomas for their wide receivers, but Wes Welker would definitely help Smith out in the passing game. I say he’s worth a one-year deal, but I’m sure another team will offer him something better.

    Would you want to see the Chiefs take a chance on Welker or should they avoid signing him?

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