- 2007- Set record for most receptions by a Patriot with 112. Had 27 receptions in 3 playoff games.
- 2008- First Patriot to have back to back 100 reception seasons (111 receptions). Pro Bowl
- 2009- Missed 2 games yet finished with 123 receptions for second highest in NFL history. Missed playoffs with torn MCL and ACL. Pro Bowl
- 2010- Started game 1 of the season after having off-season knee surgery. Kicked a PAT when Gostkowski was injured. Made the Rex foot reference before getting booted out of playoffs. Pro Bowl
- 2011- Had 16 receptions in one game. 4th time of having at least 100 receptions (122). Pro Bowl. The drop.
- 2012- Another 118 receptions and a Pro Bowl.
AMENDOLA- Welker's last season in New England was a pricey one as he was on the franchise tag to the tune of $9.5 million. The Patriots and Welker didn't end up coming to an agreement and Wes ended up signing with the Peyton Manning led Broncos. It appeared to most fans that Josh McDaniels had a big hand in bringing in Welker's supposed replacement, Danny Amendola.
EDELMAN- The fact that Amendola was more expensive and less productive than Welker could have really bit Belichick and the Patriots in the butt for both the short and long-term. Of course, as usual there was already someone on the roster who was ready to fill Wes' shoes, Julian Edelman. In Edelman's first season without Welker around, Jules had 105 receptions, 54 first downs, and 6 touchdowns.