Denver Broncos reportedly interested in Deonte Thompson

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24: Deonte Thompson
FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24: Deonte Thompson /

The Denver Broncos have reportedly shown interest in free agent wide receiver Deonte Thompson, who had the best year of his career in 2018…

The Denver Broncos will undoubtedly be interested in adding a wide receiver in free agency at the right price, and a player that they have reportedly shown interest in is free agent Deonte Thompson.

Thompson has been in the league since 2012 when he broke in with the Baltimore Ravens, and he’s jumped around to a couple of teams since that time.

In 2017, Thompson played with the Bears and Bills, and enjoyed the best season of his career, statistically.

Thompson racked up 38 receptions for 555 yards and two touchdowns between his two locations, starting a total of 10 games (seven with Buffalo, three with Chicago).

He was far more productive in Buffalo than with the Bears, averaging 15.9 yards per catch with the Bills and 11.4 yards per catch in Chicago.

With Case Keenum now signed on as the team’s quarterback for at least the next year, probably two, the Broncos are going to surround him with as much talent as possible. Thompson would be a very interesting pickup given his deep speed and the way he’s really broken out just recently.

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At 29 years old, Thompson wouldn’t be the most thrilling free agent addition but he could help the Broncos both on offense and on special teams. He was a kick returner for the Bears, and set a career mark in 2015 with over 29 yards per return.

I would expect the Broncos to continue to show interest in receivers as the first wave of free agency really dies down. There are a number of really talented players still available, and Thompson would certainly fit the Broncos’ trend of bringing in unheralded players who have a bit of a chip on their shoulder.

Thompson — like Case Keenum, Todd Davis, and Tramaine Brock — was an undrafted player coming out of college.

The Broncos seem to feel like those players play like they’ve got something to prove, and up until last year, it had worked out pretty well for them.