Wide receiver, Preston Parker has been downright abysmal dating back to last season for the New York Giants. Should they bring in wily veteran, Wes Welker to stop the bleeding? 

By Vincent Rapisardi

1authorvince2 - New York Giants Morning Huddle: Sign Wes WelkerWhoa. I bet you didn’t see this one coming. The title of our daily “New York Giants Morning Huddle” sounds very much like one you would see in the offseason.

But I think after we all witnessed the disastrous performance by Preston Parker sunday, you might agree that signing veteran wideout Wes Welker isn’t such a bad idea after all.

Parker made three crucial drops that could of lead to game-changing conversions in sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Almost reminiscent to Patrick Crayton’s performance when both team’s squared off in the 2007 postseason.

The question everyone keeps asking is, “why is Parker still on the team, and a guy like James Jones was sent packing?”

Well, that’s because Parker can play the slot receiver position and special teams. Neither of which applies to jones.

We all know how well Welker plays the slot, and he brings the ability to return both kickoffs and punts. Probably something he wouldn’t be doing if he were added to the roster, but it definitely adds to his versatility.

Welker does have a history of concussions and is getting up there in age (34), but we all know what he brings to the table.

His intellect and excellent route running is something the team could use with Victor Cruz expected to be sidelined until week four.

Not to mention, production that has led him to catch 100+ passes in five of his ten years in the league.

This is one of the scenarios where “what do you really have to lose?”

You wouldn’t be handing Welker a long-term contract, and the dollar figure would be relatively low.

If Welker underperforms in a couple of games, and Cruz is back healthy then you move on. But at this moment, Cruz is still sitting out of practice and we have no idea how healthy he will be upon return.

Coach Tom Coughlin hinted at Dwayne Harris receiving more snaps at wide receiver this week, but that again seems like an iffy proposition.

I understand Harris was paid big money for a reason ($17.5 million over five-years to be exact), but he’s only caught 33 passes in his three-year career.

In stark contrast to what Welker has proved in his career.

I’m just saying, it could be a quick fix and maybe even a long-term fix if Victor Cruz continues to deal with injury.

Anything is better than Preston Parker at this point for Giant fans.

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Vincent is the Direct of Content – Features of EliteSportsNY.com, where he’s had his work shared by outlets such as Bleacher Report, Maxim Magazine and MetsBlog.com. He’s also conducted multiple interviews with professional athletes, while creating two nationally trending stories – leading to a mentioning on SportsCenter.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Yes!!!! Welker caught more than Harris’ 33 in his WORST year last year and yet he still caught over 80% of balls thrown to him. Welker has a couple of decent years left in him where he could EASILY be a 60-80 catch receiver annually.