NEW YORK - The last time Wes Welker had a pass thrown to him in a Super Bowl, well, you remember.
Two years ago, in Super Bowl XLVI, New England’s Tom Brady lofted a pass slightly high and behind a wide open Welker in the New York Giants’ secondary.
Welker stopped his route and leapt back to make the catch. The ball hit him square in the hands. And he dropped it. At the Giants' 23-yard line.
The Patriots led 17-15 with four minutes left. Had Welker caught the ball, the Pats might have gone in and scored the game-sealing touchdown. As it was, they punted – and the Giants won 21-17.
Now a receiver with the Denver Broncos, Welker was asked Sunday night in Jersey City if the drop still haunts him, and if he’s looking to atone for it on Sunday in Super Bowl XLVIII.
“No. The past is the past. You’ve got to move on,” Welker said. “You’ve got an opportunity in front of you and you’ve just got to make the most of it …. The past is the past, and I’ve moved on from it.”