Wes Welker, Demaryus Thomas and Eric Decker all caught over 80 passes last season. All three players should expect to a dramatic reduction now that Welker came over from New England.
Welker sounds like he’s fine with not catching a lot of balls this season.
“If I have to catch 112 balls, that probably means we’re in trouble,” Welker said, per the Denver Post.
Welker says it’s all about winning, not stats.
“(The catches) are not the goal,” Welker said. “The goal is to go out there and help your team win games. However many catches that is, however many blocks that takes, however many routes I’ve got to run, whatever. I think we all feel the same way about that.“
Welker has quickly realized how talented the guys around him are.
“I mean, we have two really good guys. We can’t ignore them,” Welker said. “If one guy is catching 112 balls, the defense is focusing in on that guy. We want defenses focusing on everybody and having to worry about everybody. That was one of the main reasons I came here.”
The Broncos might have the best crop of receivers in the NFL.