Report: NFL great Wes Welker interviews with Packers, 49ers

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Former NFL wide receiver Wes Welker is one of the greatest to ever catch passes from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The two shined in New England together for six seasons.

Since retiring from the NFL back in 2015, the five-time Pro Bowler has taken on coaching. In fact, he’s been an assistant with the Houston Texans over the past two seasons.

That might change here soon.

According to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, Welker recently interviewed for coaching vacancies with the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers.

It’s not yet known what position Welker was interviewing for in Green Bay and Santa Clara. Though, the 49ers’ coaching staff is going through a bit of a transition after losing quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello to the Denver Broncos as their new offensive coordinator.

Welker, 37, is a widely respected young coach around the NFL. He’s seen as a potential head coach in waiting. Denver had previously sought to interview him for their wide receivers coach position, but the Texans turned down said interview request.

It will certainly be interesting to see what comes of this.