"It's the AFC Championship Game. There's going to be plenty of juice," he said, per the New York Daily News. "It doesn't get any bigger than that."
For a man who said he was relieved to be able to speak freely to the media after he left New England, Welker was rather Belichickian in his responses about his former team.
"We've moved on," he said. "That was regular season. This is postseason."
Tom Brady said he didn't plan on contacting his former No. 1 receiver before the matchup either.
"We'll save all the pleasantries until after the season," Brady said Monday morning on WEEI-FM.
"No, I had no idea," Welker said. "I came here and knew we would have an opportunity to be in the situation and was trying to make the most of it."
Welker usually likes to have fun with the media, but he clearly was trying to avoid putting his foot in his mouth. We'll see if he holds that stance as the week progresses.