For those saying that the Patriots should let Welker walk, there's two things that need to be kept in mind: (1) The Patriots would have to replace his productionâ€”and, given his affinity with Brady, that's not an easy thing. As we've seen, a lot of receivers flame out in this offense. I'm not arguing that it can't be done, but it's certainly not a given. (2) Welker will almost certainly end up with a contending team. As a case in point, the Colts have over $40M in cap room. Even Denver has almost $20M. I don't want to see Welker become the anti-Woodhead.