08:04 AM ET 03.14 | Welker-from-Manning may have an odd ring to it as we near the Ides of March, but the Broncos hope it's a Mile High match. [Welker] reportedly was upset with the offer he received from the New England Patriots at the start of free agency. He now joins one of the Patriots' biggest rivals for AFC supremacy -- and will catch passes from Peyton Manning rather than his good friend [Brady]. Brady, for whom Welker caught 118 passes last season, recently signed a contract extension designed to free up money for the Patriots to sign players under the salary cap. He will not likely by thrilled by the departure of Welker to play for the only other quarterback of this era who rivals his accomplishments.