Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor (31) tackles Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) during the first half in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Demaryius Thomas may have indirectly trolled Tim Tebow

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Demaryius Thomas hasn’t always had it this good, and he’ll be the first to tell you as much. After spending his first two seasons racking up about 800 yards combined hovering between Tim Tebow and Kyle Orton as his QB, Thomas has been unleashed the past two seasons by first ballot Hall of Fame QB Peyton Manning, tallying over 2,800 receiving yards and 24 TDs in the last two seasons.

In lauding Manning, one can’t help but pick up from Thomas a subtle dig at that previous era of gunslinging in Denver.

“I will have a defensive back on my side, and Peyton will place it in the perfect spot,” Demaryius Thomas said to the Denver Post on Tuesday. “It’s something I had never seen before. Never. They say I have good corners covering me. But it’s hard for them with Peyton. You hear the DBs out there saying: ‘Ah, you’re lucky. With any other quarterback but Peyton, that would have been a pick.’ They get really frustrated.”

Never. You hear me, Tebow! Never!

Granted, Thomas is absolutely correct. Peyton Manning didn’t become one of the best quarterbacks ever by going hog wild and slinging the ball fifty yards in the air all the time. Manning is deadly in that mid range game and Thomas is merely celebrating his fortune in having been paired with such a prince of precision.



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  • Jd Soo

    dthomas is forgettable and will fade with manning as the qb diminishes rapidly with age and injury this season.

    • broncoswede

      riiiiiight…keep hoping.

      Manning, barring a major injury like any NFL player risks suffering, will be around for 2-3 years…DT will be a beast for many seasons after that! Heck, the kid made even Tebow look good…

  • Jeff z

    Cory Buck this is really reaching, sounds like you want it to be about Tebow more than it really is. Haters gonna hate.

  • Rosie Brown

    It’s sad to see Thomas say these things , Tebow saved his career! Thomas was fast approaching BUST status when Tebow came on the seen. And that catch against the Steelers put him back on the map. Also lets not forget that if it were not for Tebow Manning would not be in Denver at all. Does anyone believe that manning would have chose denver if they finished 4-12 with Orton as the QB? NO WAY!! So when the Broncos players talk about Tebow all they should say is THANK YOU and leave it at that!

    • broncfan

      Well said Rosie!

  • Dylan Sebestyen

    Lmao. DT a bust? Hahahaha the only one that was a bust was Tebow. Without our defense playing lights out we wouldn’t have made the playoffs that year. There’s a reason tebow doesn’t play in this league anymore. DT is one of the best receivers and is getting better every year. Without him we wouldn’t have won that playoff game with tebow.

    • Jeff z

      You wouldn’t have made the playoffs PERIOD without Tebow. Orton wasn’t taking you anywhere. And last I checked, your defense didn’t throw for over 300 yards against the league’s number one D in the playoffs. Hate him for whatever reason you choose, but Tebow would have continued to develop with another year in Denver if horseface hadn’t sold you guys out for the choker.

  • David Harris

    It sounds like Cory Buck is trolling Tebow. Thomas missed 13.5% of catchable passes when he played with Tebow. Watch Thomas miss a TD pass that almost cost them the Chicago game and the AFC West championship.
    Watch Tebow throw 4 perfect passes to Thomas for 204 yards. Tebow threw an NFL record 316 yards in only 10 completions that day.

  • DHamby

    How did the “great” Peyton Manning do in the Super Bowl??? A whopping 8 points! I wore my Tim Tebow Broncos jersey proudly and cheered every time the Seahawks pounded the Broncos and slaughtered them 43 to 8!! Tebow would not have settled for 8 points. Karma is a b**ch! $96 million well spent on Manning. He chokes in post-season games, as he did with the Colts. Even little brother Eli has 2 SB rings and it didn’t take him half the time it took Peyton to get 1.