Tom Brady hopes the New England Patriots re-sign Wes Welker in the offseason.

"I think those business parts of the game are ... those usually take care of themselves," he said during his weekly interview with the "Dennis & Callahan Show" on Boston sports radio WEEI. "Certainly I'm not involved in any of those."

Welker received the franchise tag for 2012, earning $9.5 million.

Welker had eight catches for 117 yards in the Patriots' loss on Sunday to the Ravens.

"Everybody knows how I feel about Wes, our whole team feels that way about Wes," Brady said. "He's just one of the best players I've played with and played against. He's just a phenomenal player, and he's been the heart and soul of what our team is all about. He's been so selfless and the way that he carries himself and commits himself to help our team win, it's second to none. But like I said, those aren't my decisions."