There are plenty of storylines to follow this Sunday as the Denver Broncos get set to take on the New England Patriots. You can take your pick: Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady, two top AFC teams playing for seeding, John Fox still being on the shelf. But one storyline that can’t be overlooked, is Wes Welker‘s return to New England.
After the Patriots basically told Welker that they didn’t need him this past offseason, he decided to take his talents to Denver to give himself a great shot at another ring. The veteran wide receiver has had a solid year in 2013, but it’s currently on hold after he suffered a concussion in week 11. As a result, his return to New England is in question.
The early speculation is that Welker will play, but it’s anyone’s guess when it comes to a concussion. However, Tom Brady is one man that doesn’t have any doubts about Welker’s status for Sunday:
“I’ve been around (Welker) long enough to know what he’s all about. He loves playing football, and if there’s a chance for him to play, especially coming back here, he’s definitely going to be out there. I’ve got no question about that.”
I’m going to agree with Brady on this one. You can’t tell me that Welker doesn’t want to get out there in the worst way to stick it to his old team. We’ll have to see how everything plays out, but if he can pass the tests, Welker will no doubt be catching passes in New England once again on Sunday.