The Rams gave wide receiver Wes Welker a chance to get back into the NFL this season when they signed him in mid-November, although it was a very different experience for Welker than the ones he had in New England and Denver.
There is no Tom Brady or Peyton Manning in St. Louis and the Rams’ anemic passing offense didn’t offer Welker many opportunities to make plays on the field. In eight games, Welker had 13 catches for 102 yards and was targeted 22 times while playing just a handful of snaps every week. Despite that, Welker said he was content with his return to the field after concussion issues simply because he returned to the field.
“Yeah, I was happy to get to play football again,” Welker said, via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “That was the No. 1 thing. Getting back out there, and being around the guys, and being in the locker room. And just being around football again. I missed it, and love being around the game.”
Welker was asked about his plans for the 2016 season and said he wants to continue playing “as long as I feel good and am having fun.” That half seems to be in place, but Welker will need to find a team that wants him back which is why he’ll be waiting to “see how all that plays out” in the coming months.