Wes Welker has been in the NFL for eight seasons, but he’s feeling like a rookie once again.
Welker is in his first week of OTAs (organized training activities) with the Denver Broncos, and apparently learning a new system and playbook is taking him back to his first days in the league, according to Lindsay Jones of USA Today.
“It’s almost like being a rookie again,” Welker said. “Basically just going to flash cards, drawing everything out, writing everything out. Mentally, I do it in my mind, over and over and over, so when we get out there on the field, it’s a lot easier.”
Welker has always been a very hard worker, so it’s no surprise that he is going back to basics to get acclimated to his new quarterback, Peyton Manning, and his new offensive system in Denver. With a great supporting cast of receivers in Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker, Welker knows he may not haul in 118 passes like he did in 2012. But he’s fine with his numbers dipping as long as the Broncos’ offense is runni...