#TBT Sports Blog: NFL “Slot Machine” Wes Welker

NFL scouts thought he was too small. They also thought he lacked the necessary speed and athleticism to play professionally.

But, just like a casino slot machine can unexpectedly pay out big dividends, Denver Broncos’ slot receiver Wes Welker did the same. He proved all the so-called NFL experts wrong.

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Time For Denver Broncos’ Wes Welker To Retire

Though no one ever questioned his intellect or his desire to play football, NFL scouts did think he was too small and lacked the necessary speed and athleticism to play professionally.

But, just like a casino slot machine can unexpectedly pay out big dividends, former New England Patriots’ and now Denver Broncos’ slot receiver Wes Welker proved all the so-called NFL experts wrong.

At just 5’9” and 185 lbs. the undersized slot receiver known as the Slot Machine defied all NFL odds and became a two-time NFL All-Pro first team wide receiver.

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