Oct 27, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) celebrates after catching a touchdown pass during the second half against the Washington Redskins at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 45-21. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Let’s get our collective minds off of Sunday’s disheartening loss to the Patriots, shall we?
An enormous decision looms large over the Denver Broncos’ executive vice president of football operations and general manager John Elway. The decision will not be given too much thought by Elway during Denver’s “Super Bowl or bust” season, but it’s one that he’ll have to make eventually.
John Elway has this choice: re-sign wide receiver Demaryius Thomas or either tight end Julius Thomas back for next season.
No, he won’t be able to keep them both around in the Mile High City. It’s simply not possible.
The only situation where he gets his cake and eats it too is if he completely shafts the likes of Terrance Knighton, Chris Harris Jr. and others.
Or if quarterback Peyton Manning retires. That’s a pretty big “if”, though.
Demaryius and Julius have been invaluable talents for the Broncos. If one or both of them leave in the offseason, it could be a crushing blow to an offense that Manning and Elway alike want to keep intact for as long as possible.
The likely scenario, however, is that only one of them is given the contract extension.
So, who should receive the blockbuster deal from Elway? Let’s go ahead and weigh each option.