It looks like the Patriots wanted Amendola over Welker all along. They offered Welker just two years and $10 million.
So he bolted. Hours later they landed Amendola for five years and $31 million, with $10 million guaranteed. Four years younger, Amendola, 27, now becomes Tom Brady's right-hand man. He better remain healthy or this was a bad tradeoff for New England. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.