In 2008 Asante Samuel left the New England Patriots after winning two Super Bowl championships for a 6 year $57 million dollar deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. His teammate with the Patriots, Wes Welker, wasn’t pleased and even criticized the decision.
“Asante’s a great player, so it hurts not to have a guy like that. But then again, it’s part of the business of the game,” Welker said, via USA Today. “He chose money over championships, and that’s the way it goes sometimes.”
Since then Asante Samuel and Wes Welker have won the same amount of championships… ZERO.
Asante Samuel went on Fox Sports Radio to talk about various things but he addressed Wes Welker’s free agent situation. You could say he offered him some advice from his personal experience.
“He made the comment when I left, I chased the money and not the championship. So here’s my advice to you, Welker: You better chase the money, brother,” Samuel said, via ProFootballTalk.
The fact that Welker’s career is winding down and this could be his last chance at a big contract is encouragement to go after that pay day. And his desire to win a championship with New England has fallen short shows nothing is guranteed. Not even New England and Tom Brady winning the Super Bowl.
Shocking we know.
What should Wes Welker do?