JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Wes Welker isn’t too worried about Sunday’s forecast.
The Denver receiver got used to playing in all types of brutal conditions during his years with the New England Patriots.
He has played in his share of bitter-cold games, of course, but also one in Buffalo in which the wind was clocked at 70 mph.
“They had to take a rope and pull the field goal post back upright so that we could kick extra points and field goals and different things like that,” Welker said. “I remember the receivers, we would just rotate and we would be throwing each other jackets. There would only be one receiver in the game because we really couldn't throw the ball.
“Just basically, 'Here you take my jacket, now you get over here and get warm, I'll go in this play.' We would rotate three of us the whole game.”
The latest Super Bowl forecast calls for mostly clear skies and 24 degrees, with winds at 5 mph.