The Denver Broncos shattered records during the 2013 season.
In his second year as the Broncos’ starting quarterback, Peyton Manning completed 450-of-659 passes for 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns, shattering the record New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady set with 50 touchdown passes in the 2007 season. Manning and the Broncos also went on the defeat Brady’s Patriots in the AFC Championship Game 26-16 but they were throttled 43-8 by the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl.
One of the biggest reasons for Mannings’ success. The four-year pro caught 92 passes and for 1,430 yards and 14 touchdowns. Thomas, Eric Decker, Wes Welker and tight end Julius Thomas made up the best and most productive group in the league.
Now, Thomas, the best of the bunch, is looking to cash in. John Elway has already made an offer to Thomas but they don’t seem to be progressing towards a deal. Elway is hopeful they can get a deal done but won’t negotiate during the season.
“Nothing is going to get done before camp, but we’ll keep talking to them in camp,” Elway told Lindsay H. Jones of The USA Today. “I’m never going to go into the season, but the first couple of weeks, we can continue to talk about it. After the second week of the preseason, we’ll want to have had something done, one way or another.”
Elway will, however, continue to talk through the first two weeks of the preseason.
“I’m never going to go into the season, but the first couple of weeks, we can continue to talk about it. After the second week of the preseason, we’ll want to have had something done, one way or another.”