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Debating the top five receivers, on NBC SportsTalk

Last night’s edition of NBC SportsTalk on VERSUS included Peter King and yours truly listing our top five receivers in all of football. (Since it worked so well for Cris Carter, we decided to give it a whirl.)

We agreed on the first one. After that, it got interesting.

The debate focused on the proper position of Pats receiver Wes Welker. King had Welker third; I left him off the list.

You can watch it below, and since we ran out of time before I could chime in with one last point, and since I can make as many points as I want to make right here, I’ll write what I would have said if I’d had one more crack at this one.

Tom Brady won three Super Bowls without Wes Welker. Wes Welker has won zero Super Bowls with Tom Brady. Welker, though skilled, benefits from playing with the best quarterback the game has ever seen. If Welker wasn’t on the team, someone else would be catching all of those passes.