Demaryius Thomas reaching crazy milestone against Patriots

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 3: Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 3: Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas /

Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is going to reach a crazy milestone on Sunday Night Football against the New England Patriots…

Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas — iron man?

Thomas is playing in his 110th career NFL game this Sunday against the New England Patriots, and he’s set to reach an incredible milestone. Thomas is about to start his 100th consecutive game for the Denver Broncos, career that has been absolutely Ring of Fame worthy.

Thomas’ production over the last 110 games for the Denver Broncos has been among the best in the entire NFL, ranking 11th in career touchdown receptions among active players (53) and eighth among active players with 8,229 receiving yards.

His 589 career receptions also rank eighth among active players, and Thomas has proven himself to be one of the best wide receivers in the NFL since 2012.

Thomas was a second-team AP All-Pro selection after the 2013 and 2014 seasons, when he combined for 203 receptions and 25 touchdowns.

For all of Thomas’ career accolades, which include Super Bowl champion, this is probably the most surprising to me. Playing in 10 straight games in the NFL is probably hard. Playing in 100 straight games?


For Thomas, who came into the league sort of being known for a lack of durability, or at least great concerns about durability in the NFL, this is a tremendous accomplishment.

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Another crazy statistic on Thomas actually came up this past weekend when he caught his first touchdown pass of the season, and his first touchdown pass in 16 regular season games.

Again, ridiculous.

Thomas may not be the player he once was with Peyton Manning playing so well, but he’s still a dynamic receiver that defenses have to account for on every single play. He showed this last week against Philadelphia that he can still obviously get it done at a high level and be a featured target in the passing game.

That should come as no surprise, as Thomas is still only 30 years of age. He should still have a few good years left in him, and the Broncos are obviously banking on that, paying him a lot of money.

Congratulations to Thomas playing on 100 straight regular season games, a huge accomplishment in today’s NFL.