Wes Welker must have liked the look on Tom Brady's face.
Though no one close to the star QB of the New England Patriots has admitted (under penalty of a curt email from Giselle Bundchen) that Tom had hair plugs into his skull, those close to the follicles notice something new.
Welker then proceeded to the procedure.
It was a far, far better thing to do with all that money from the franchise tag. Hair replacement plugs by surgery is pricey and wholly exceptional.
Welker's admission that he has had corrective hair surgery may take the heat off his dismal contractual surgery, the plugs undone by the Kraft family on his ego.
When your career takes a divergence you did not want, you must take bald action. Wes did not hesitate.
Young and handsome does not always mean forever young.
Having those extra strands may go a long way to keeping the shaggy dog look a few more years, and there is comfort in having more hair on your head than dollars in the paycheck.
We wish we had been a fly-on-the-wall when Wes asked Tom for some advice before his recent nuptials. The questions likely centered on whether the price and the pain would be worth the results. Of course, hair was the topic.
Since both men are now married, the idea for transplanted hair did not go hand in glove with having a bon vivant playboy's life at the bachelor pad.
No, after a summer time marriage and a contractual dispute with his boss, the major changes in Welker's life are mounting like a bad hair extender.
When Gronk brags about his off-season antics, Wes Welker can now cross-hairs with the big tight end with a brush off.