Two seasons removed from playing in the NFL, former Pro Bowl wide receiver Wes Welker was apparently looking at returning to the Denver Broncos as the team’s wide receivers coach.
Currently an offensive assistant with the Houston Texans, it now looks like that won’t be coming to fruition. Denver had requested permission to interview Welker, but said request was denied by the Texans.
Broncos had asked Texans for permission to interview Wes Welker for WR coach. Texans denied request for what would have been a promotion. Broncos opted for one-year NFL coach Zach Azzanni as WR coach. #9sports
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) February 4, 2018
This was somewhat of a low-ball move by Houston given that Welker was in line for a promotion from his low-level gig with the team right now. Whether this means Houston plans on promoting Welker remains to be seen.
Welker played 12 seasons in the NFL, earning five consecutive Pro Bowls with the New England Patriots. He’s currently serving under former Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien in Houston.