- Field Yates, ESPN Insider
Wes Welker departing the Patriots for the Broncos in free agency was one of the more unpredictable moves of the week so far.
They were both undrafted after decorated careers at Texas Tech; they've both become productive slot receivers in the NFL due to a unique combination of quickness and precise route-running; now, they'll both be tied to the same quarterback.
On the surface, the two offer many similar traits. But the Patriots aren't simply counting on Amendola to be a similar type of player to Welker in terms of ability, they're also counting on a similar level of production.
So, can Amendola produce at the same level?
Field Yates examines the possibility that Danny Amendola will be able to replicate what Wes Welker brought to the Patriots. While it's hard to believe Welker's numbers could be matched, can you bet against New England?