The Facts: Following up on the ongoing story. ... Welker said that he wants to play in the 2015 season, but he remains unemployed and hasn’t been linked with any teams over the last month. That hasn’t dimmed his desire to continue his career, however. “At times you’re sitting there and thinking, ‘Well maybe I should [retire].’ 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,” Welker 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.”
Diehards Line: Welker said a return to the Patriots “wouldn’t be the worst situation in the world,” although as PFT notes, there’s no sign that the Patriots have any more interest in Welker’s services than the other 31 teams that have left him unsigned this offseason. Between his concussion history, declining production the last two years, age or some combination of those things, there are plenty of reasons why teams have avoided Welker and it may take a negative change of fortunes at wideout for anyone’s mind to change.