If Demaryius Thomas has it his way, he will remain with the Broncos.
The Denver receiver admitted he has heard the trade rumors he has been linked to, but said nothing has been set in stone and that trades are part of being in the NFL.
“It’s football, man, it’s a business,” Thomas said in the Broncos locker room, via ESPN. “That’s what happens. It’s happened before (in the league), I never thought it would happen to me, but I’m like everybody else.
“Been hearing the whole season … (maybe) some of what it is, is true, (that) my time is coming up, I don’t know.”
Despite the rumors ramping up before the Oct. 30 trade deadline, Thomas was blunt in saying he doesn’t want to leave Denver.
“I love to be here,” Thomas said. “I’m going to do what I’ve got to do to be ready … I love to be here, I’ve been here my whole career.”
So far this season, Thomas 33 receptions for 372 yards for three touchdowns. He’s currently tied with Emmanuel Sanders in touchdowns for Denver.
Thomas, who was a 2010 first-round draft pick by the Broncos, is third in the franchise’s history with 662 career receptions, second in the franchise’s history in receiving yards (9,025) and second in receiving touchdowns (60).
He signed a four-year contract extension in 2015, meaning he will be a free agent after the 2019 season.
“I play for these guys in this locker room, and the organization of course, but these guys in the locker room,” Thomas said. “Don’t think about it and just go on about my business, I can control what I can control, that’s all I do, every day in and out … the rest will pan out for itself.”