A recent NFL.com article suggests that when/if Wes hits the open market he will be back in sunny South Beach with the team who traded him to the Patriots in 2007. Since, Welker has torn up Miami's D and the rest of the NFL and emerged as the premier slot receiver in the game.
It doesn't appear to be any substantial fact supporting the statement in the article, but I am sure the Dolphin's would welcome Welker back with open arms. He would be a great option for their offensive attack, and his reliability and knack for getting open in short yardage situations would be great for talented but raw young QB Ryan Tannehill.
The Dolphins are a team on the rise. They played the Patriots tough this year in Miami (although were destroyed in the last game of the year at home), and have an excellent foundation of young talent, especially on defense. Welker would certainly add a new dimension to their offense which already has some good receivers in Brian Hartline and Davone Bess. Throwing Welker in the mix would make the Dolphins the undoubted primary in-division competition for the Patriots.
I truly hope Welker resigns. He is a critical part of the team who is and has been Brady's go to guy when the Patriots need a first down. His value to the team is immeasurable and I don't believe it would be possible to replace everything he brings to the table.
If Welker does leave, let's hope it isn't to an AFC East rival, or any other AFC power house team standing in the way of the Patriots and another ring (I don't even want to think about Manning to Welker).