The Denver Broncos had quite a record breaking offense in 2013. Two of the players that were part of that record breaking season could see themselves staying longer.
Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas have begun contract negotiations with the Broncos in hopes of taking care of both contracts before the beginning of training camp in August. While the contract price might be high, the team is looking at near $20 million for both contracts, the end result will be well worth it.
Demaryius Thomas has been one of the bigger stars in the Broncos offense after coming off two straight Pro Bowl seasons and led all receivers in touchdown catches in 2013 with 14. Having Demaryius around for a long time is something that Broncos’ fans would like to see.
Julius Thomas had only one catch throughout his first two years in the league, but broke out in a huge way in 2013, racking up top-10 performances in catches, yards, and touchdowns at his position. He has reminded me of what Rob Gronkowski give the New England Patriots. He has become one of the most prolific tight ends in the game.
The decision to start contract talks is perhaps one of the best moves the Broncos have done during this offseason. Locking up their two offensive weapons for what fans hope for years to come will help the team in the long run. It also shows that the two Thomases are going to be a huge part of the franchise. With Wes Welker‘s future in question, having both players locked up now rather than later will be better for the team.
The performance of both Demaryius and Julius, especially in 2013, looks to pay off in a huge way. Having a star wideout as well as the breakout emergence of a tight end that can change the game will sure to be something to watch for years to come in the Mile High City.