One of the most important New England Patriots players is set to be a free agent in March. Wes Welker's contract is up and if he's not re-signed by the Patriots he'll become a free agent on March 13 when the new league year opens.
But hardly anyone expects that to happen. Welker will likely work out a deal with the Patriots and the team will, as Deion Sanders said, "pay the man".
Welker was asked by Sanders whether the Pats will pay up and he said, "They're gonna have to."
We don't know where the two sides stand as far as a longterm contract goes but you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who actually thinks the Patriots will let Welker walk so this situation shouldn't be much of a concern right now.
Welker was also asked to name something about Bill Belichick and Tom Brady that people don't know.
On Belichick, he said, "You probably know this but [Belichick's] a terrible dresser. This one the other day he has on, "Team Bassmasters". There was something wrong with his sweatshirt."
And on Brady, he said, "Tom, I don't think people understand...I think his whole life revolves around football. Everything he does, from getting the right amount of sleep to whatever supplement he needs to massages to whatever he does to play on Sundays. The amount of work he puts into it and what he does is unbelievable."