Demaryius Thomas announced his retirement from the Denver Broncos after nine years with the team. The five-time Pro Bowl receiver quits the NFL after a 10-year career aged 33.
Demaryius Thomas said that he was happy with his decision in a video on his team’s Twitter account. Between 2012 and 2015 he was a leading part of the greatest period in the team’s history along with quarterback Peyton Manning.
The Broncos’ all-time star said he was grateful and honored for his stint at the team. Demaryius Thomas was selected from Georgia Tech as the 1st receiver with the 22nd pick in the NFL draft back in 2010.
The Broncos went 55-17 during that period and won the Super Bowl 50 and 2 AFC titles.
Denver Broncos To Celebrate Demaryius Thomas
The Denver Broncos will celebrate Demaryius Thomas’ 9 years with the team at the home opener on September 26 with the New York Jets. There will be a video tribute to his career and he will serve as the honorary captain.
Demaryius Thomas was selected to the Pro Bowl for 5 seasons between 2012 and 2016. He tied for a franchise record in 2013 with 14 TD catches. He remains the leading scorer with an offense that for a record 606 points. He set a career-high of 111 catches for 1,519 yards in 2014.
Tim Tebow congratulated Demaryius Thomas for his celebrated career and the retirement decision. He commended his hard work, dedication, and passion for the game and also for the type of person he was.
At his best Thomas retires as one of the greatest offensive players, a lethal combination of speed, size, and ability. The only other Bronco to match his 5 Pro Bowls were Steve Atwater and Shannon Sharpe. He caught up with Manning’s 509th touchdown against the 49ers in 2014.
Broncos’ president of football operations John Elway said that Thomas remains one of the very best at his position.