Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker’s career was permanently altered when he tore his ACL in Week 17 last year in a so-called meaningless game against the Texans.
That injury has a lot of folks guessing that Bill Belichick will rest his starters Sunday sooner than later, especially Welker. We have our doubts; Only once has Belichick sat Tom Brady early in a similar situation. The Patriots have played to win “meaningless” games more often then not.
“I’m here to play football and that’s what I prepare to do every single week,” Welker told Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald. “That’s my game plan going into this week.”
The Patriots have already earned their week off. We suspect Belichick and Welker will be gunning for that 14th win against the Dolphins.