Wes Welker expresses being ‘disappointed’ with the roast of Tom Brady, claims was denied an opportunity to be a presenter

Welker declined the invite to merely be an attendee at the roast of his former teammate.

Wes Welker expresses being ‘disappointed’ with the roast of Tom Brady, claims was denied an opportunity to be a presenter

Tom Brady and Wes Welker (via IMAGO)

The recent roast of Tom Brady on Netflix was a resounding success. Apart from comedians, the presenters featured were mostly former members of the New England Patriots. However, there was one notable absence, Wes Welker, a former wide receiver who played 78 games with Brady but never won a Super Bowl.

Welker, who now coaches the Miami Dolphins wide receiver core, revealed via Pro Football Network that he was invited for the GROAT but opted to skip it owing to a few reasons.

I was not asked to be a presenter. I was asked to sit on the side and get roasted, which I'm glad I wasn't there. To each their own, I guess.
Wes Welker said

Welker would have considered going to the gala had he been allowed to dish it out as well.

A little disappointed in the Brady roast. There was some funny stuff and everything, but you know, it was what it was.
Wes Welker added

The five-time Pro Bowler did not enjoy it as much as the guests that were present there did.

Wes Welker would have received backlash for failing to win a Super Bowl and being reminded of some bad plays

Another factor for Welker opting to sit out was that he did not want to hear about his failure to win a Super Bowl, despite having played with Tom Brady. If it were up to Randy Moss, he would have loved to have Welker beside him on the stage. In addition to this, the wide receiver may not be the most interested to hear about dropping important passes through his career.

Wes Welker
Wes Welker (via IMAGO)

Despite Wes Welker not being a fan of the roast, Nielsen numbers say otherwise. The roast had 1.67 billion minutes of viewing between the 6th of May to the 12th of May. It broke the record for a Netflix special, previously held by Chris Rock’s Selective Outrage (798 million minutes) in March 2023.

The roast accounted for two-thirds of Netflix’s reported worldwide total of 42.2 million hours for the special in that timeframe. Despite the success of the show, Tom Brady admitted to regretting doing it. The reason was that he did not like the negative impact it had on his kids.

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