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?
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.
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