Is former All-Pro receiver Wes Welker headed from the playing field to the coaching ranks?

According to a report from 247Sports, Welker was in Knoxville on Monday — presumably meeting with head coach Butch Jones to discuss potentially joining the coaching staff.

Welker last played for the St. Louis (now Los Angeles) Rams in 2015. A former walk-on at Texas Tech, he turned into a fantastic professional.

He went from being an undrafted free agent and developed into a five-time Pro Bowler, and one of the best pass-catchers in his generation.

With the offensive coordinator position currently vacant, wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni or tight ends coach/special teams coordinator Larry Scott could be promoted.

If this scenario unfolds, Welker could get a job as an assistant. You have to think Welker would make for an excellent receiver coach on Rocky Top.