Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) against the New England Patriots during the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
If you’re anything like me and want this Wes Welker suspension/NFL drug policy ordeal to be over as soon as humanly possible, then this is a nice piece of news for you (and I).
According to multiple reports from both Chris Mortensen of ESPN and Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the NFL will present the NFLPA with a proposal on a new drug policy at some point on Tuesday, and if agreed upon, the process can begin for reinstating players like Wes Welker, Orlando Scandrick, and Josh Gordon.
This would be pretty big news for the Denver Broncos, who are fresh off an opening night victory over the Indianapolis Colts. The Broncos were their usual dominant offensive selves in the first half against the Colts, but couldn’t do anything in the second half. Peyton Manning couldn’t get into a rhythm, and even though the Broncos led 31-10 until midway through the 4th quarter, the offense nearly cost them the game with an inability to pick up a couple of first downs late in the game.
If the Broncos can get Welker back, it will bring in a huge piece of their gameplan offensively, specifically for third downs and in the red zone. To see Welker on the field with the Thomases and Emmanuel Sanders, as well as a fully healthy offensive line would be a treat.
Now if we could just get John Fox to step on someone’s throat…
So hopefully the next update in this saga is the one that lets you know the NFL and NFLPA have agreed on a new drug policy, and Welker has been reinstated for the Broncos’ week two matchup against the Chiefs.