Jan 20, 2013; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker (83) walks back to the side line during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Asante Samuel Encourages Wes Welker To Go After The Pay Day


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.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1673167798 Steven Ricker

    So, actually the Patriots have won two AFC championships since then. No Superbowl wins, but then, how many times has Samuel been to the SB since then?