Denver Broncos News: Demaryius Thomas Hoping For Breakout Season With Peyton Manning

Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas burst onto the national radar with a game-winning 80-yard touchdown catch in overtime to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers in last season's the NFL playoffs. If Thomas can serve as big-play threat playing in a nontraditional offense led by Tim Tebow, what can the receiver do in his third year now that future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning is throwing him the ball?

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That's the question on everyone's mind in Denver. On Friday, Thomas talked openly about the pressure he felt when Manning signed. The 24-year old doesn't want to let down his new QB.

"Peyton tells me all the time he’s never worked with someone like me," Thomas said. "I’ve watched a lot of film from his Colts' days to get some pointers. There really weren’t any of his receivers who were like me. ... I know Peyton is looking forward to it."

Thomas is 6-foot-3, 235 lbs, and is considered to have top-end speed. He posted 32 catches for 551 yards and four touchdowns in 11 games a season ago.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more in-depth coverage, be sure to visit Broncos blog Mile High Report. And for more news and notes from around the league, check out SB Nation's NFL news hub.

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