New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he wanted Wes Welker back with the Patriots next season.
Welker's future with the Patriots is uncertain. Because he will be a free-agent after this season, the Patriots have to make him their franchise player for a year or sign him to a long-term deal if they want to prevent him from testing the market.
"Everybody knows how I feel about Wes, our whole team feels that way about Wes," Brady said
on Monday after the Ravens beat the Patriots in the AFC title game. "He’s just one of the best players I’ve played with and played against."
Brady added: "He’s just a phenomenal player, and he’s been the heart and soul of what our team is all about. He’s been so selfless, and the way that he carries himself and commits himself to help our team win, it’s second-to-none. But like I said, those aren’t my decisions.”