Wes Welker Leaves Patriots for Broncos He'll be Peyton Manning's target, instead of Tom Brady's By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Mar 13, 2013 5:18 PM CDT 8 comments Comments New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker runs out of the tackle of Baltimore Ravens free safety Ed Reed. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) (Newser) – Big move in the NFL today: Wes Welker will be suiting up with the Denver Broncos next season instead of the New England Patriots, reports the Boston Globe. Which means, of course, that one of Tom Brady's favorite targets will now be one of Peyton Manning's favorite targets. The Pro Bowler signed a two-year deal for $12 million. Click for more at Bleacher Report.