However, it’s been a while since Welker last worked out for an NFL team, and even though he’s passed both of this physicals for interested teams, there hasn’t been any recent interest in him.
“The frustrating part sometimes is you look out there on the field and you see guys who are playing, and you’re like, ‘I should be playing,'” Welker said. “That gets me a little bit. I love being at home with my kids, but at the same time, you have that itch and you’re looking out there and seeing how you can fit in with this team or that and there’s never really a perfect plan.”
If Welker doesn’t get a call from an NFL team, he says he’ll be fine moving forward with his life.
Welker also explained that he it seemed like he just had to wait until Week 1 before a team could sign him to a contract, but an opportunity never came about.
“I was thinking, ‘OK, after Week 1, something’s going to happen,’” Welker said. “And then nothing happened and then we got down the line and eventually it’s going to happen, but then it’s been 10-12 weeks of going super hard. But at the same time, you can’t overdue it, you want to be ready in case you get the call that week.”
Welker, 33, has worked out for the Giants and Dolphins the past several months, but neither team submitted an offer to him.
In 2014, Welker appeared in 14 games for the Broncos last year and caught 49 passes for 464 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the N0. 71 receiver out of 110 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Welker and his options as the news is available.