DT is done in Denver. Earlier today, Broncos General Manager John Elway traded Thomas and (a 7th rounder) to Houston in exchange for a 4th round pick…and a 7th rounder.
Uh, okay. Quite the move there, John. Especially considering he’ll be playing against us when Denver faces Houston on 11/4.
Look, nobody is really going to miss Demaryius Thomas, who is the last remaining member of the Josh McDaniels era. He has been liability for the last couple of years and surely must have been near the top of the NFL’s “most dropped passes” list.
Still, he has been a good Bronco. He put up some monster numbers during the Peyton Manning years and his game winning touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2012 Wild Card game remains one of the best moments in the history of the Denver Broncos. In fact, I’m posting it again.
So what is this move really about? Well, it’s about saving money. Oh, and playing the younger guys. Here’s John Elway talking about it (minus the money part):
Anyway, so long, Demaryius. Thanks for the good memories. But not the drops.