Wes Welker's Specialized Helmet Makes His Head Look Really Small

via @JoanNiesen
Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 12, 2014

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker has dealt with concussion issues this season, and he missed the team's last three-and-a-half games as a result.  

To help protect himself, he donned an oversized helmet in the Broncos' 24-17 divisional-round win versus the San Diego Chargers. 

Although it certainly looks like it will help, the helmet creates a funny picture. Welker is a slight guy to begin with, and the giant helmet makes him look even smaller.

Here's one comparison, via @Lummox123

Is it just me or does Wes Welker look like Dark Helmet from Spaceballs with the concussion helmet on?

— Andrew (@Lummox123) January 12, 2014

Welker finished with six receptions for 38 yards and a touchdown. 

Thanks to Sports Illustrated's Joan Niesen for the photo.

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices