Jan 28, 2014; Newark, NJ, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) is interviewed by NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders during Media Day for Super Bowl XLIII at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Super Bowl XLVIII: Wes Welker on facing Richard Sherman: I’ll take anyone 1-on-1


Super Bowl XLVIII features the No. 1 offense of the Denver Broncos vs. the No. 1 defense of the Seattle Seahawks which features one of the best defensive backfields the NFL has seen in recent memory, but that won’t stop Broncos receiver Wes Welker from challenging any of the Seahawks corners.

“It’s what we look forward to, No. 1 offense versus No. 1 defense,” Wes Welker told NFL Network’s Deion Sanders during Tuesday’s Super Bowl Media Day.  “(There are) a lot of great players on that defensive unit of the Seahawks. I mean, they got a lot of guys that fly around to the football, so it’s going to be a good matchup for us.”

One of those matchups could be All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman on Welker if he comes inside and leaves Demaryius Thomas or Eric Decker on the perimeter and when asked if he’s welcome that matchup, Welker replied, “I want anybody one-on-one in the slot. Anytime.”

It’s highly unlikely we see a one-on-one matchup with Sherman and Welker, but you have to admire the confidence of Welker.

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