It has been a pretty rough fall for Demaryius Thomas who was one of the most impressive receivers after the catch for most of the 2010s.
We aren’t that far removed from a stretch where he had 1,000 yards in five of six seasons and averaged just over 1,300 yards and 9 TDs per year.
However, after being traded to the Houston Texans, he suffered an Achilles injury and was put on IR before the end of the 2018 season.
After a rough season last year with the Jets, everyone avoided the 6’3, 225 receiver and shifted their focus to bigger names either in the 2020 NFL Draft or in the early waves of free agency.
For the Titans, he would be a high upside player who has spent a career lining up both in the slot and outside making plays. While I don’t expect anywhere close to 1,000 yards from him, having a rotational role similar to what Tajae Sharpe had last year with the added benefit of having the upside of one more great season would be worth the cost right now.
Another small thing that helps his argument is that (aside from last season) he has been an exceptional run blocker which helps his case with guys like Jon Robinson and Mike Vrabel emphasizing that quality.