While the Denver Broncos did not come out of Super Bowl XLVIII with a win, there is one rising star for the team that has a bright future ahead of him.
Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas set a Super Bowl record for most catches on the big stage. He recorded 13 catches for 118 yards and scored a touchdown, which ended up being the only time the Broncos would score. With his performance in the past two years, he has developed into the Broncos’ top wide receiver, perhaps even having the talent of a Calvin Johnson. He is a tall receiver that is not afraid to go up and catch the ball. He was the bright spot in a rather nightmarish game for the team.
Thomas still has one year left on his rookie contract but with his performance that he has had since entering the league, he is one of the Broncos’ future stars and has the potential to be one of the best wide outs in the league going forward. With the other wide outs being shut down mostly, Thomas was not going to let the Seattle Seahawks’ “Legion of Boom” stop him from doing what he can to make plays. He was clearly Peyton Manning‘s favorite target in that game where he could not get a whole lot going himself.
With 3,698 yards receiving and 30 touchdowns already in his career, Thomas is the next big star for the Broncos. It is unclear who will be throwing to him come the 2014 NFL Season, but rest assured that Thomas will look forward to another season. With his first taste of what the Super Bowl has to offer, he will be primed to make an even bigger impact the next chance that he gets on the big stage.