Denver Broncos: Demaryius Thomas Moves Up All-Time List

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 10: Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 10: Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas /

The Denver Broncos snapped their eight game losing streak in record shattering fashion from the star WR Demaryius Thomas Sunday against the New York Jets…

Demaryius Thomas struggled to find the end zone in a little over a year for the Denver Broncos, until just a couple of weeks ago.

However, he’s been on a little streak of consistency lately.

In a down year, there remain a few smiles as all-time records are broken. Thomas moved closer to the top of the Broncos’ charts with his performance against the New York Jets.

Heading into Sunday’s action, Thomas sat at 55 touchdowns. It’s been a rough go for the offense and Thomas; however, against the Jets, he was very close to earning his second 100-yard receiving game of the year.

That is not the story to tell on this day.

The story is to honor Thomas for moving higher in the touchdown ranks for the Denver Broncos. On Sunday, he passed the great Shannon Sharpe with his 56th touchdown.

This tremendous feat was coupled with yet another big name passed. Thomas passed Sharpe in the receiving yards category for the Denver Broncos in the same game.

Sharpe sat at 8,439 yards before the game, but Thomas now sits ahead of him. It is an impressive accomplishment for Thomas. He has proven to be a consistent 1,000-yard wide receiver. Also, as evidenced by his catches today, Thomas proved he still has many traits of an elite receiver.

Thomas called it an incredible honor to be in the conversation with Rod Smith and Sharpe. Sharpe and Smith even are mentors to Thomas during the time with the Broncos.

Thomas said after the game that the record means a lot to him because both Sharpe and Smith are his mentors.

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“He has the size, he has the speed, he has the hands,” Smith mentioned about Thomas two years ago.

Next up is Smith’s receiving yards and touchdowns. Smith finished his career with 11,389 and 68 touchdowns with the Denver Broncos. It’s not out of the realm of possibility for DT to move ahead of Smith on the all-time list.

As we wind down the 2017 season, Thomas will search for another 1,000 yard season. In order to achieve this he will need to register 150 yards a game. A tall task to ask for the Broncos wide receiver, but Thomas’ consistency should be never be questioned.

Moreover, Thomas plays physical as a wide receiver, but exemplifies a consummate professional off the field. He remains upbeat and graceful with anyone.

It’s incredible to know the lone remaining Josh McDaniels pick on the roster is now one of the best wide receivers to wear orange and blue.