Breaking Down How Danny Amendola Compares to Wes Welker

March 27, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

One of the most startling developments in the 2012 offseason was when the New England Patriots parted ways with longtime slot receiver Wes Welker and replaced him with the talented but injury-prone Danny Amendola.
Welker took more money to go to the Denver Broncos, where he's likely to continue his great career catching passes from another great quarterback. It's not so bad for Amendola either, as he transitions from catching passes thrown by Sam Bradford to catching passes from future Hall of Fame inductee Tom Brady.
The two receivers have been compared to each other in the past and will be compared even more now. While Welker has been the more productive receiver on the field in terms of yards and catches, Amendola has been a more efficient receiver when it comes to catching the football.
As colleague Erik Frenz once explained, Amendola is less likely to drop the football than Welker.
According to ProFootballFocus.com's slot performance metrics, Amendola's ...

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