On the eve of the NFL free agency period, Kraft reiterated his support for Welker, saying again that he hopes the veteran receiver will be with New England at least a few more years.
“I love Wes Welker,” Kraft said, according to ESPN. “I hope he remains a Patriot for life, just like Tom Brady.”
While Welker has been looking for a multiyear deal with the Patriots for several years, negotiations hit a hiccup last season, and he played under the franchise tag salary instead. This offseason, a new contract has been slow to come together, with the Patriots reportedly looking elsewhere and Welker also taking his time with negotiations.