Former Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is walking tall after his new team, the Texans, strolled out of Denver with a win Sunday.
Less than 24 hours after beating his old team, Thomas took his shots at the organization that traded him away the week prior, saying: “I’m emotional. I’m empty. I’m empty still.”
“Monday before [the trade] Vance Joseph walked up to me and he said, ‘Don’t listen to the trade talk; it’s not true,'” Thomas told Orange and Blue 760 AM on Monday. “When he said that to me, I said, ‘How is that not true? My agent called me today and said (John) Elway wanted a fifth-round pick for me.’ So, are we telling stories to each other now? I thought we were going to men about this.”
Thomas also said he was upset about not being chosen as a team captain before the season and for being told he would lose playing time to rookie wide receivers Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton.
“I don’t understand that because I never cried about getting the ball,” Thomas said.
Thomas left Denver last week as one of its most prolific players in franchise history with 665 receptions, 9,055 receiving yards and 60 touchdowns. He said Monday it was an “honor from Day 1 to yesterday” to play in Denver.
“I love everybody and always will. I love the city still and I’m always going to love the city because that’s where it began,” he said.