Hughes explains that Thomas re-signing with the Jets would make some sense, considering that they don’t have a lot of depth at receiver right now.
As of now, the Jets have Breshad Perriman and rookie Denzel Mims penciled as starters on the outside with Jamison Crowder serving as their slot receiver. Beyond that, the Jets have Braxton Berrios, Vyncint Smith, Josh Doctson and Josh Malone among others.
There hasn’t been any reported interest in Thomas since the free agent market opened back in March.
Thomas, 32, is a former first-round pick of the Broncos back in 2010. The Broncos traded Thomas to the Texans for fourth- and seventh-round picks before the deadline in 2018.
Houston released Thomas last year and he later signed a one-year, $6 million deal with the Patriots. From there, New England traded Thomas to the Jets for a 2021 sixth-round pick coming out of the preseason.
In 2019, Thomas appeared in 11 games for the Jets and caught 36 passes for 433 yards receiving and one touchdown.