Wes Welker was a guest on the Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich show on 98.5 in Boston and despite recent concussions is looking for a place to play,
Welker, who many fear for his next concussion, has been cleared by all the top doctors and says he’ll be ready to go when the call is made.
“I want to play. The more I’m away from it the more I want to go out there and be on a team and everything else. It’s just kind of taking everything a day at a time, making sure I’m training and doing everything I need to do to be ready,” Welker told T&R.
“Once June really gets going here and July I’ll be [training] really hard, and just knowing that I’m going to be ready. There will be an opportunity at some point,” he said optimistically. “If it works out, if it’s a good situation and everything else, obviously I want to continue playing.”
When it comes to convincing that next team to take a shot on signing Welker, he understands that it will most likely come down to dollars and cents, not proving his health.
Welker seems open minded on his next NFL employer, even keeping the door open for a potential return to New England.
“I wouldn’t be opposed to it. It’s a great organization, obviously, and a great team. It wouldn’t be the worst situation in the world,” he said, while adding he’s never seriously considered retiring.
“At times you’re sitting there and thinking, ‘Well maybe I should.’ I think it’s just people kind of [pressuring you], but the more you think about it, and you’re away from it, I’m not ready to [retire]. I still feel good,” he said. “I still feel like I have some really good football left in me. I’ve always said [I’ll play] until the wheels fall off.”