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Gresh & Zo: Lack Of Interest In Welker Shows NFL Doesnt’ Consider Him Elite

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Patriots receiver Wes Welker (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Patriots receiver Wes Welker (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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Gresh and Zo began today’s show talking about how to replace Wes Welker in the Patriots’ offense.

Gresh thinks people are overreacting to the loss of Welker and trusts that the Patriots have a good game plan moving forward.

“The issue is in this city,” Gresh said. “The issue is not with the NFL or its general managers or its teams. The issue is people here — forget overvalued — massively overvalued Welker’s worth, dollars and cents-wise. People are here were in the $10 million ilk. And he was — let’s call it what it is — lucky to get $6 million.”

He added, “I think fans, because of the emotional attachment, are going to look at it and say, ‘Oh, he went to Denver, what are we gonna do?’ Ty Law, Lawyer Milloy, a quarterback [Drew Bledsoe] they traded within the division, they let go of Corey Dillon, a 1,400-yard rusher. … They’ve let so many guys go over the years, and how many of them have come back to directly bite them in the [butt]?

“They did it because they know their system works. As much as you may not like it, they’ve got history on their side in this situation. In a way, I’m kind of glad that for everybody that threw the elite tag on Welker, the dollars that were handed to him were nothing close. It kind of actually puts a league-wide perspective on the way that people think about No. 83.”

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