Multiple concussions over the last few years have diminished Wes Welker’s production. He had a career low in yards/catch in 2014.
Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker is reportedly considering retirement after multiple concussions and one of the worst seasons of his record-setting NFL career.
According to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1, Welker has yet to make a decision as to whether he will return to the NFL. At age 33, Welker’s contract with the Denver Broncos has expired and the team will not be bringing him back – since they have to reach new deals with WR Demaryius Thomas and TE Julius Thomas.
Welker suffered a concussion during the preseason – his third confirmed concussion in just two years in Denver. He finished the 2014 season with a career-low 9.5 yards/catch along with 49 receptions for 464 yards and two touchdowns, his worst season in nearly 10 years when he was a backup with the Miami Dolphins.
Back when he was with the New England Patriots from 2007 to 2012, Welker recorded five seasons with over 100 receptions, leading the NFL in the category three times and was a 4-time All-Pro Selection and 5-time Pro Bowler. His 890 career receptions currently rank 20th in NFL history.
Welker joined the Broncos in 2013 and was part of the greatest offense in NFL history, with the Broncos setting countless records for scoring and yardage en route to an appearance in Super Bowl XLVIII.