Denver Broncos: Former TE Julius Thomas announces retirement
By Tylor Walden
Former Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas has decided to hang up the cleats and call it a career after seven years in the league.
As the Denver Broncos continue to look for production from the tight end position, one of their more successful ones has decided to call it a career. Julius Thomas, who was dynamic in the early years of his career as a Denver Bronco, has called it quits for his NFL journey.
At 30 years old, Thomas has decided to hang up the cleats to pursue another occupation in his life. In an article with The Player’s Tribune, he’s decided to go back to school and get his doctrine in psychology. He decided that he wants to study the effects that contact sports have on the brain.
Julius Thomas was a great tight end for the Denver Broncos. While it took him two years to get on the field due to injury, he made his presence known during the 2013 season. He recorded his first two touchdown receptions against the Baltimore Ravens. From there, he would have an amazing 2013 campaign.
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During that year, he would record 12 touchdown receptions. To this day, that stands as the most touchdowns by a Denver Broncos tight end in a season. He would repeat the performance again in 2014. However, his numbers dropped in receptions and yards.
I will never forget his touchdown catch against the New York Jets in 2014, when he exclaimed that catching a touchdown pass is so easy. Of course, there was a word before easy in that excitement.
Hopefully, Julius Thomas will be successful in his new profession. In today’s NFL, it is important to find the link when it comes to contact and head injuries. Having to live life after taking hit after hit has not been easy for players.
Wishing you the best in your post-NFL life Julius Thomas.