Welker was an assistant coach for the Texans this past season. Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos were apparently blocked from attempting to hire one of their former players recently.

Mike Klis of KUSA 9News reported on Saturday that the Houston Texans denied the Broncos permission to interview the retired five-time Pro Bowler to be their wide receivers coach. Welker is currently an offensive assistant for the Texans. As a result, Denver hired Zach Azzanni as their WR coach instead.

The 36-year-old Welker last played in the league for the St. Louis Rams during the 2015 campaign. He was hired by the Texans before the 2017 season in what was his first coaching gig and has held the position ever since.

Interestingly enough, Welker also played for the Broncos for two seasons from 2013 to 2014. Perhaps he should have just showed up for an interview with Denver in disguise, something that he has been known to do in recent years.

QUIZ: Every player who has caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning

As of the end of the 2015 NFL regular season, 47 different players have caught touchdown passes from Peyton Manning. How many can you name?

Clue: Number of touchdowns

Score:
0/47
Time:
10:00
112
Marvin Harrison
67
Reggie Wayne
44
Dallas Clark
36
Demaryius Thomas
34
Marcus Pollard
24
Julius Thomas
24
Eric Decker
20
Brandon Stokley
15
Austin Collie
13
Emmanuel Sanders
12
Wes Welker
11
Edgerrin James
10
Pierre Garcon
9
Joseph Addai
9
Jacob Tamme
7
Anthony Gonzalez
7
Terrence Wilkins
7
Ken Dilger
6
Jerome Pathon
6
Joel Dreessen
5
Owen Daniels
5
Bryan Fletcher
5
Blair White
4
Dominic Rhodes
4
Marshall Faulk
4
Troy Walters
3
Qadry Ismail
3
James Mungro
3
Knowshon Moreno
2
C.J. Anderson
2
E.G. Green
2
Ricky Williams
2
Ben Utecht
1
Virgil Green
1
Jim Finn
1
Mitch Unrein
1
Gijon Robinson
1
Aaron Moorehead
1
Luke Lawton
1
Lance Ball
1
Dan Klecko
1
Ronnie Hillman
1
Trevor Insley
1
Mike Roberg
1
Tom Santi
1
Lamont Warren
1
Kenton Keith
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