The End Of An Era: Demaryius Thomas Top Moments In Denver
Demaryius Thomas has been a reliable target for the Broncos over the last nine years and today marks the end of an era in Denver. Thomas was a first-round pick in 2010. As of the trade deadline, the Houston Texans traded to acquire the prolific receiver.
Houston received Demaryius and a seventh-round pick, while Denver gained a fourth-round pick and a seventh-rounder.
Over his career, he ranks among the top 2 receivers in Broncos history next to Rod Smith. Thomas ranks third in receptions, second in receiving yards and second in touchdowns. Let’s dive into his top three plays as a member of the Denver Broncos:
3. 2014 Week 5 vs. Arizona Cardinals (Whole Game)
Thomas put up a game for the ages in 2014 against the Cardinals as he broke the Broncos record for most receiving yards in a single game (record still stands). The record was previously owned by the Hall of Fame receiver Shannon Sharpe. The Peyton Manning led Broncos defeated the Cardinals 41-20 absolutely dismantling their defense. DT led the receiving corps with 226 yards and 2 touchdowns on just eight catches! A phenomenal performance landing himself a spot in the history books.
2. 2015 Week 3 vs. Detroit Lions
Taking on the Detroit Lions in week 3 of the 2015 season, Demaryius Thomas had an unimaginable catch against the now All-Pro corner Darrius Slay. On a fourth and one Manning took a chance down field connecting with Thomas for the 45-yard touchdown reception.
1. 2011 AFC Wildcard Game vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
The number one play in Thomas’ career comes against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Wildcard game. In overtime, on the first play, Thomas caught the ball close to the 40 from then QB Tim Tebow, running it all the way to the house for an 80-yard game-winning touchdown. After only starting 5 games in his sophomore season, this play changed Thomas’s career gaining him the starting job the next season.
Note: Broncos country don’t get too upset, DT will be staying in Denver one more week as the Broncos are taking on the Texans at home this Sunday!