Speaking to reporters in New York on Monday, Kraft stressed the importance of keeping Welker around.
Although there’s been some talk that Welker worries his role in New England might be reduced, Kraft made clear that the team wants to get a deal done.
“We want Wes. We really do,” Kraft said, via Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post.
The Patriots should want Welker: He’s gone over 110 catches for two straight years in their offense. But the fact that the two sides still haven’t been able to get a deal done suggests that Welker doesn’t think Kraft’s contract offer is as generous as his words.