After his Denver Broncos dropped yet another game Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas had to field questions regarding his status with the team and whether he’ll be traded ahead of Tuesday’s deadline.
Surprisingly, Thomas himself didn’t shoot down the idea.
“I wish I knew, bro. I wish I could tell you, I really don’t know. Predict? 50-50, 50-50,” Thomas told reporters following Sunday’s 30-23 loss to the Chiefs, via ESPN. While the Broncos themselves had previously said Thomas would not be traded, a report earlier on Sunday indicated that the New England Patriots were looking into the possibility of acquiring him.
Given that the Patriots have been linked to wide receivers, this makes some sense. At 3-5 on the season, Denver might also be in the mood to sell.
With the trade rumors impacting him, Thomas caught just three passes for 30 yards against Kansas City. The 30-year-old receiver is on pace for just 800 yards and has a $17.53 million cap hit for next season.
We’ll get some clarity on this situation within the next day-plus. The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday afternoon. And we’re expecting a rather active deadline. Whether that includes Thomas being traded or the Patriots adding a receiver remains to be seen