Broncos More Likely Than Not To Trade WR Demaryius Thomas

According to Ian Rapoport, there’s a better than 50 percent chance that Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas is traded before today’s deadline.

Some of the teams in the trade market for receiver help includes the Patriots, Texans, Eagles, and Titans.

According to Rapoport, there’s enough interest out there for Thomas to be traded, but it comes down whether anyone will be willing to meet the Broncos’ asking price and then take on the remaining salary owed to Thomas.

Rapoport explains that Denver’s motivation to trade Thomas comes down to Courtland Sutton and their belief that he’ll be an impact player for them.

Meanwhile, Troy Renck reports that the Broncos would prefer to get a third-round pick for Thomas, but his contract complicates the kind of return they’re likely to receive for him.

Renck wonders if the Broncos would settle for a fourth-round pick and accompanying salary cap relief for Thomas.

Thomas, 30, is a former first-round pick of the Broncos back in 2010. Hein in the fourth year of his five-year, $70 million contract that included $43.5 million guaranteed and stands to make base salaries of $8.5 million and $14 million over the final two years of the agreement.

The Broncos picked up Thomas’ $4 million option this past March.

In 2018, Thomas has appeared in seven games for the Broncos and caught 33 passes for 372 yards receiving and three touchdowns.

We’ll have more regarding Thomas as the news is available.

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