Jets, Demaryius Thomas In Talks

The Jets are “still talking” with wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, according to Connor Hughes of The Athletic. Thomas, 32, has said that he wants to continue playing, even though he’s not the player he used to be. 

Thomas, 32, could potentially help to mentor some of the Jets’ younger players, including rookie Denzel Mims. Beyond Mims, Breshad Perriman, and Jamison Crowder the Jets are looking pretty thin at wide receiver. DT would offer experience behind that trio, where Braxton Berrios and Vyncint Smith currently sit.

Thomas tallied more than 9,000 yards across nine seasons with the Broncos. Now, he’s on the back nine of his career. After his time with the Texans, Thomas hooked on with the Patriots. Before the 2019 season started, the Patriots pulled off a rare intra-divisional trade, sending Thomas to the Jets for a sixth-round pick. The four-time Pro Bowler had 36 catches for 433 yards and one touchdown for Gang Green.

If Thomas returns to the Jets, or hooks on with another club, he’ll have an opportunity to crack 10,000 career receiving yards. Currently, Thomas has 9,763.

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  1. amx19

    Player wise I think I’d take Dez over him but as a mentor Thomas is probably a better option

      • Ak185

        It’s hard to speak about Dez without seeing him after the Achilles injury, but Thomas had the same thing in Houston and has gotten by it. Plus he certainly knows what his role would be as a mentor. Not to mention, he has familiarity with Gase from Denver. I’m far from a Gase fan but knowing the scheme helps.

        Dez would be more useful to a contender who needs to add another piece-if his Achilles is healed properly. Thomas is more useful to a building team.

        • Thomas Bliss

          Y’all realize Thomas had more catches and yards in his career than Bryant did from 2010-2017. Only thing Dez had going was touchdowns.

  2. phenomenalajs

    They should bring him back. He would be a great help to the younger guys, especially Mims.

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