During Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels's brief tenure as Broncos head coach, Denver selected Thomas 22nd overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. Thomas will join Houston, and play his now former team the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
First and foremost, trading Thomas to New England would give him a legitimate shot at a second Super Bowl title. At that point, the Broncos might be in position to bring Thomas back as a free agent.More news: Family of Leicester club owner join mourners after helicopter crash
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Another reason for fans to be okay about Thomas going to New England?
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Their next scheduled game against the Patriots will be a road game in 2020. Thomas, who is also a two-time Associated Press All-Pro selection (2013-14), finishes his Broncos career as the franchise's leader in 100-yard receiving games (33) while ranking second in team history in receiving touchdowns, second in receiving yards and third in receptions. "But where we can make it up is with the youth, the young guys and getting them experience as this year continues to go". Tuesday Elway said the 6-foot-4, 216-pound Sutton offered a player similar in physical style as well as role in the offense as Thomas.