“Welker Would Make Sense”March 8th, 2013
Jimminy Christmas! Just how many fancy toys does Josh Freeman need to drive the Bucs’ offense into the playoffs?
Apparently, he needs one more Pro Bowl gun, so penned ESPN NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas during a live chat today.
Ryan (NJ) – Any new info about Revis and Tampa? I know they said they weren’t going to be big spenders, but Revis is the best player at a position where the Bucs desperately need improvement on.
Also, any new word on Welker?
Pat Yasinskas: Bucs will be rumored to be interested in every big name because they have so much cap space. They won’t all be true. But I expect them to make a few big moves and Revis and Welker would both make sense.
Look, Joe would cheer like a madman for Wes Welker if he landed in Tampa Bay. It would be exciting, and Joe would be eager to see the Bucs run a load of three-wide-receiver sets and see how that could open up the running game for Doug Martin.
That written. Does Welker really “make sense” for the Bucs, as Yasinskas writes?
The Bucs would have to pay Welker at least Vincent Jackson money, aka $11 million per season. Has a team ever had two receivers making that kind of coin? And throw in the Bucs are supposedly working on a big-money extension for Mike Williams.
Joe doesn’t think Welker makes sense, despite the fun factor involved. For the same money, the Bucs likely could score a Grade A tight end and a punishing right tackle.