Former Broncos receivers who have better Hall of Fame resume than Julian Edelman

Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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Denver Broncos, Demaryius Thomas
DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 23: Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos leaps to catch a 5-yard pass mid-stride in the end zone for a third-quarter touchdown, his third of the night, against the Miami Dolphins during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 23, 2014, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

Demaryius Thomas

Demaryius Thomas is probably not a Hall of Famer, but he was a much better overall wide receiver than Edelman, and he has the statistics to back it up.

Though Edelman has the postseason accolades, Thomas is inside the top 50 (No. 48) in career receptions with 724. Thomas also has nearly 3,000 more career receiving yards and his 63 career touchdown receptions nearly double the number posted by Edelman.

Thomas did have his best years playing with Peyton Manning and that certainly helped turn him into a star, but Edelman was able to play nearly his entire career catching passes from Tom Brady.

Thomas also went to five consecutive Pro Bowls while Edelman was never selected to one. Seriously, how can you be in the Hall of Fame without ever going to the Pro Bowl?

Edelman’s resume would rely almost entirely on his postseason play and he does have three Super Bowl rings and a Super Bowl MVP award to back that up. Still, Thomas did set a Super Bowl record for receptions in a game (which was later broken) back in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Thomas most likely is not a Hall of Famer but looking at his numbers compared to those of Edelman, there is no way that  Edelman is, regardless of how good he was when playoff time came around.