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Broncos News: Demaryius Thomas Announces Retirement

Devon Platana
Former Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas has announced his retirement from the NFL.
Former Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas has announced his retirement from the NFL. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Former Denver Broncos wideout and five-time Pro-Bowler Demaryius Thomas announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday. The announcement came via video on the Broncos Twitter, showcasing some highlights from Thomas' career — from the time he was drafted 22nd overall in the 2010 NFL Draft to when he was a part of Denver's Super Bowl 50-winning team.

Thomas last played for the Jets in the 2019 NFL season.

Demaryius Thomas Retirement

Even though Thomas spent the last of his playing time with the Jets and Houston Texans, he'll mostly be remembered for his time in Denver.

"I’m Demaryius Thomas, and I’ve finally come to a decision to hang it up. I’m going to retire, and I’m going to retire a Denver Bronco."

Demaryius Thomas, former NFL WR

While he was never the No. 1 wideout in the league, Thomas racked up a ton of accolades throughout his career. Aside from his five Pro Bowl appearances and Super Bowl ring, he also was named All-Pro twice and recorded at least 1,000 receiving yards each season from 2012 to 2016. He finishes his NFL career with 724 receptions for 9,763 receiving yards and 63 touchdowns.

When it comes to the Broncos' all-time receiving records, Thomas is retiring 3rd in receptions (665) and 2nd in both receiving yards (9,055) and touchdowns (60). It goes without saying that his legacy in Denver will continue for a long time.

Even though his playing career is over, that doesn't mean that Thomas will stop being involved with the Broncos. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the former Denver wideout will serve as the team's honorary captain for their 2021 home opener against the Jets on Sunday, Sept. 26.

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