Wes Welker played a minimal role for the St. Louis Rams in 2015 and he has not had a major impact in the NFL for the last three seasons. Now, it seems as though the journeyman wide receiver’s career could be coming to a close in the very near future.
Welker has been toying with the idea of possibly retiring for some time now and with the season drawing near and no teams calling to sign him, he might be making that decision soon. He spoke on “NFL Total Access” about what his future could entail and exactly why it could be drawing to a close.
“That’s kind of the million dollar question right now in trying to figure that out. I think I’m weighing my options and really trying to figure out where to go with life next. But there are some days I wake up and I’m like ‘OK, I’m done.’ And other days I wake up and I’m like, ‘Oh, maybe one more year.’ But I’m trying not to rush into any decision but at the same time, know that and prepare myself for not playing.”
Wes Welker has been in the league since 2004, but he found most of his success with the New England Patriots. In six seasons, he went for over 1,000 yards five times and thrice led the league in receptions.
He finished his career with the team with over 7,400 yards and 37 touchdowns. This brought his career total to over 9,900 yards and 50 touchdowns.
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