Demaryius Thomas finished second in the NFL in catches and yards in 2014. His 1,619 receiving yards broke Rod Smith’s 2000 team record.
The Denver Broncos are reportedly ready to place the franchise tag on Pro Bowl WR Demaryius Thomas if they don’t reach a new contract before the March deadline.
According to NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport, the Broncos are ready to place a $13 million franchise tag on Thomas while they work out a long-term contract with Pro Bowl TE Julius Thomas. The Broncos are eager to keep both players on the team, as both have combined for a whopping 49 TDs between the two of them in the last two seasons.
The franchise tag would give Demaryius Thomas a one-year deal worth $13 million, giving the Broncos another year to work on a deal for the star WR.
Though the man throwing them the ball – All-World QB Peyton Manning – has not officially announced his return to the NFL in 2015, all indications are that he will.
Thomas finished the 2014 season with 111 catches for a Broncos single-season record 1,619 receiving yards – both marks were second in the NFL and lead to Thomas’ third straight Pro Bowl selection and his second All-Pro selection. In three straight seasons, Thomas has finished the year with over 10 TDs, 1,400 yards and 90 catches each time.