Five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Wes Welker reportedly was in Knoxville on Monday to discuss the possibility of joining the Tennessee football staff.
Wes Rucker of GoVols 247 cited that multiple sources confirmed Welker’s presence in Knoxville. Welker, who totaled 9,924 yards receiving with 50 touchdowns in 11 NFL seasons, spent time as a professional with the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos and St. Louis Rams.
Here’s more from Rucker’s report:
Tennessee has at least one vacancy on its full-time offensive staff after offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike DeBord moved closer to home and took a job at Indiana, and head coach Butch Jones has said internal and external would be considered for the coordinator position. Promoting an offensive assistant like Larry Scott or Zach Azzanni to coordinator would open up position-coach spots on the staff, though, and there also are quality-control positions and other places on ever-expanding college football staffs.
Welker’s most recent NFL season as a player happened in 2015. He had worked as a “guest coach” with the Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens in the past year. He has shown interest in getting into coaching.
Welker had 3,069 yards receiving and 21 touchdowns at Texas Tech from 2000-03.