The Facts: The Rams had the best of intentions when they signed veteran Welker in mid-November. They needed help at wide receiver, and they desperately needed help on third down. But Welker had only a modest impact in his eight games with the Rams, catching 13 passes for 102 yards. "You never really know what to expect," Welker said. "So you just come out here and work hard and do the things they ask you to do, and do 'em to the best of your ability. That's all you can really do."
Diehards Line: Among the team’s wide receivers Welker's 13 catches were than Brian Quick (seven) or Bradley Marquez (11) over that stretch, but fewer than starters Tavon Austin (24) and Kenny Britt (21). He averaged only 13 plays per game, easily the lowest participation rate among any of the team’s wideouts over the second half of the season. “It’s how it turned out,” HC Jeff Fisher said with a shrug. “We’re not an every-down, three-wide receiver team, so it’s hard to get all the guys on the field.” Playing for the league’s 32nd-ranked offense and going through a quarterback change after just one game with the team didn’t help matters. Welker probably won’t be back with the Rams in 2016. But at age 34, does he still want to play? “As long as I feel good and am having fun doing it, I’ll continue to do it,” Welker said. “We’ll just have to see how all that plays out.”