New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker made an appearance on NFL Total Access on the NFL Network (via the Boston Herald) and was asked if he’s unhappy that the franchise tag was placed on him.
“It’s a lot of money (laughing) How can you ever be upset about that? It’s more than half of what my last contract was over five years. So one year, $9.5 (million) – it’s not a bad deal. I’m not too worried about it.”
Welker was then asked if he’ll be showing up for next week’s offseason workouts at the Patriots team facility.
“Still looking to try and decide on that. I’m in no rush and we’ll figure it out,” he said. ”Me and my agent and the Pa . . . (he stopped short of saying Patriots) we’re all on the same page with everything. Just looking to move forward and looking forward to the 2012 season.”
The one thing that could lead Welker to signing the franchise tender, is the fact that he’s never made anywhere close to $9 million in one season and to me he sounds like he really doesn’t know if and when he’ll show up this offseason.Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone