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Former Denver Broncos, Houston Texans and New York Jets winger Demarius Thomas announced his retirement on Monday.
Thomas is signing with the Broncos to retire to a franchise he has spent eight of his 10 NFL seasons.
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“My name is Demarius Thomas and I finally decided to hang up. I will retire and I will lay off the Denver Broncos.” pic.twitter.com/Q6nNrxc59B
Thomas will serve as honorary captain for Denver̵7;s opener home team against the Jets on Sept. 26, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
5 time Pro Bowler in Denver Thomas recorded 724 receptions for 9,763 yards and 63 touchdowns during his career. His greatest achievement was Peyton Manning’s ultimate goal, with Thomas setting a single-season franchise record with 1,619 yards in 2014.
Thomas holds three of the best five totals earned in franchise history and two of the best three totals in a single season. Only Rod Smith has a career receiving yards in the Broncos.
Thomas’ Hall of Fame-looking career has slowed in his final few seasons amid the Broncos’ battle at quarterback after Manning retired in 2016. He was traded to Houston during the 2018 season and Suffered a tearing weakness that ended his time with the franchise after just seven games.
An 11-game match with the Jets followed in 2019, but Thomas’ impact was diminished. He recorded just 36 receptions for 433 yards and touchdowns. He then canceled his contract for the 2020 season.