Demaryius Thomas was steaming.
After being traded by the Denver Broncos and then coming back on Sunday to beat them in Denver, Thomas went on a Denver sports talk show and vented. He accused head coach Vance Joseph of lying to him, saying he wouldn’t be traded. He said Joseph told him not to listen to trade talks because they weren’t true.
But it was true. The Broncos were trying to trade him and did, sending him to the Houston Texans. He fumed that the receivers coach (Zach Azzanni) told him in games before the trade he wanted to get some of the younger, talented receivers playing time.
“That’s so disrespectful to me because I’ve put so much into the game, but you want me to come out for a rookie,’’ Thomas said on radio.
Welcome to the NFL. While receivers are vital to fantasy football and remain big names, the reality is once a veteran receiver reaches the age of 31, reality sets in. Teams are looking to replace them, and that’s what happened to Thomas in Denver.
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