He also made it clear that he wouldn't hold out into the regular season.
"There's $9.5 million reasons why I won't miss any regular season games," Welker said.
Welker's agent may not love the receiver's honesty, but it hardly comes as a surprise. Welker's last contract averaged under $3 million-per-season. There's no way he would pass up the big salary associated with a franchise player. Welker hopes to get a long-term extension done, but he may sign his tender and show up to minicamp anyhow.
"We're still kinda waiting. I'd really like to be there," Welker said.