There have been reports of a possible trade involving Denver Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas. What teams could be interested?
Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has been with the Broncos since being drafted in the first round of the 2010 draft. Recently, there have been talks about possible trades involving Thomas.
The idea that Thomas could be traded is crazy, right? Well, not completely crazy. Thomas has been a solid player for the Broncos during his tenure with the team.
He has recorded 662 receptions and eclipsed the 9,000-yard mark for his career during Denver’s victory over the Cardinals. Thomas has sixty touchdown receptions in his career.
He also, unfortunately, has a tendency to drop passes. Far too often we see him drop easy passes. This has become very frustrating for fans, as well as the team.
Thomas receives $500,000 per week throughout the 17-week season. If the Broncos decide to move on from Thomas right now, they would inflict $3.5 million in dead money next years. The team would save $5 million if they traded him right now.
There have been mixed reviews on the idea that this could eventually happen. On one hand, the potential Thomas brings is very high. On the other hand, he has been known to have a case of the dropsies.
The thing is, anything can happen in the National Football League. If Thomas ends up being traded, it should not be that big of a surprise.
On the season, Thomas has caught 33 passes for 372 yards and three touchdowns.
He has recorded many drops in recent seasons, which is a reason why the Broncos would want to explore a trade. His price tag is also higher than what he has shown he’s worth, based on his production on the field.
It seems unlikely that a team would trade for Thomas with his current contract situation. His base salary for the 2019 season is set at $14,000,000. His cap hit for the 2019 season is currently $17,533,533.
Thomas’ current contract runs out after the 2019 season, so either way, whichever team trades for him would likely want to restructure his current deal.
Teams like to sign players to backloaded contracts, which means that their higher amounts of money are shown to be given near the end of the contract.
Well, if that money is not guaranteed, it usually ends up being something nice to look at for fans who find contracts interesting.
Now, let’s dive into some teams who could acquire Thomas from the Broncos.