Wes Welker Compared to Marshall Faulk by Peyton Manning Due to Football Knowledge

Wes Welker, Peyton ManningPeyton Manning is already enjoying his new toy in Denver.

The Broncos quarterback heaped praise on Wes Welker, comparing him to one of the great players in the history of the NFL.

“The knowledge of football that he has — going back to his college days and the sophisticated system he played in New England, his experience with Tom [Brady] — he’s a very knowledgeable player,” Manning told the media on Thursday. “Really, some of the coverages that he sees reminds me of the one year I played with Marshall Faulk. Marshall Faulk could read coverages like a quarterback back there in the backfield. Wes has great knowledge for defenses, which I think has been a huge weapon for him in his successful career.”

Welker signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the Broncos in March after spending six seasons in New England. Welker has racked up 8,580 yards, 38 touchdowns and 768 receptions during nine seasons in the NFL.

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