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Wes Welker says comparing Tom Brady, Peyton Manning is ‘like comparing Picasso and Michelangelo’

01.16.14 at 5:20 pm ET

There’s no one more qualified than Wes Welker to compare Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.

Before catching 73 passes for 778 yards and 10 touchdowns from Manning this season, Welker earned his reputation as the best slot receiver in the game hauling in passes from Tom Brady between 2007 and 2012.

On Thursday in Colorado, Welker said it’s practically impossible to compare the two future hall of fame quarterbacks.

“It’€™s like comparing Picasso and Michelangelo,”€ Welker said. “€œIt’€™s hard to compare the two.”

A reporter followed up by wondering if Welker actually preferred either Michelangelo or Picasso. Welker said he had heard the comparison once before and thought it appropriate.

“I couldn’€™t even tell you. Somebody threw those names at me one time and I thought it sounded pretty good,” Welker said.

With Manning, Welker is seeing a renaissance, much like the one in 2007 when the Patriots brought in Randy Moss and Welker to rejuvenate the New England passing attack around Brady.

And like in 2007, the Broncos used Welker as a cornerstone of a record-setting NFL offense. The 2013 Broncos set new records for points and passing touchdowns.

“€œThere aren’€™t too many differences,” Welker said. “€œThey are great quarterbacks. They do a great job of keeping guys accountable, and their leadership skills and everything else. They are two guys you want quarterbacking your team. It’€™s a toss-up between those two.”

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