Any conversation about Wes Welker in New England inevitably leads back to his costly drop in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLVI.
The New England Patriots went on to lose that game to the New York Giants, and that drop, fairly or not, has become one of the lasting images of Welker’s Patriots tenure.
Now, the wide receiver is back in the Super Bowl in his first season with the Denver Broncos, and he told reporters during Tuesday’s media day that he has rid his mind of that moment.
“You know what? I don’t even think about it,” Welker said, via Pro Football Talk. “The past is the past, what happened, happened, and I’m just looking forward to this one and going out there and playing my best game and doing what I can to help my team win.”
Welker caught 73 balls for 778 yards and a career-high 10 touchdowns in 13 games during the regular season, his first working with quarterback Peyton Manning. Welker’s 10 dropped passes were tied for second-most in the NFL, though, according to SportingCharts.com.