Patriots New Veteran Profile: Demaryius Thomas

Oct 22, 2017; Carson, CA, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) is tackled by Los Angeles Chargers free safety Tre Boston (33) and linebacker Charmeachealle Moore (50) during the first quarter at StubHub Center. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Demaryius Thomas in 2010 was drafted in the 1st round by the Denver Broncos. He played his college football at Georgia Tech were in his 3 years, Thomas tallied 120 receptions for 2,339 yeards. Demaryius caught 15 touchdowns throughout a great career at Georgia Tech.

At the start of Thomas career in Denver, he did not receive as much playing time as in the span of 2 years. He only tallied 56 receptions. Going into his third season, his career flourished. For the next 6 years, he caught over 90 receptions a year. By far, these were Thomas’ best years.  However, for some odd reason, the media continued to haunt him about his drop-ball problem. Demaryius was considered one of the best receivers in the NFL in 2016, but dropped over 40 passes throughout the season. It was also happening during crucial parts of the game. As a result, the Broncos were starting to give other receivers playing time.

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In 2018, the Broncos decided to part ways with Thomas midseason and trade him to the Houston Texans. This move did not sit well with Demaryius; as he struggled to know Houston’s offense. He played seven games for the Texans and had 23 receptions. Injuries started to become a problem for Thomas and he had a nagging lower-body injury. Thomas’ speed was also starting to decrease, as no longer was he a deep threat down the field.

This offseason, the New England Patriots signed Thomas and are looking forward to having him. With Demaryius at the end of his career and trying to win another championship, why not come to a place that has consistently won for the past 20 years? With the uncertainty of Josh Gordon coming back, Thomas fits right into the offense.

Robert Marcello is a Staff Writer for Full Press Coverage Sports Media. He covers the New England Patriots. Follow him on Twitter @RobertMarcello5


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