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New England Patriots Trade Wide Receiver Demaryius Thomas to New York Jets for Draft Pick

Introduction

Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots have made a trade with every NFL team except their division rival, the New York Jets. Well as of Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 that has all changed.

The Patriots have traded their veteran wide receiver, Demaryius Thomas, to the Jets for a sixth-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft. This trade should ultimately benefit both teams as the NY team desperately needs a solid and reliable wide out while the Patriots can always use future draft selections. The latter has an old team and will be in the need of some good young football players to fill the roster over the course of the next several seasons.

Reason for the Trade

Thomas is coming off a pretty serious injury. Last season, the big-time pass catcher, formerly with the Denver Broncos and the Houston Texans, in which he split time between last year, tore his Achilles tendon in December of 2018. Once the Patriots picked up wide receiver, Antonio Brown, after the Oakland Raiders had released him, Thomas quickly became dispensable.

Patriots Receiving Core

With the trade of Thomas, the New England team still has quite an established core of wide receivers. Their two best skill players are Julian Edelman and Antonio Brown. After them, the Patriots also have the services of Josh Gordon, Phillip Dorsett, Jakobi Meyers, and Gunner Olszewski. With the forty-two-year-old, Tom Brady, still leading the offense at the quarterback position, the Patriots still remain highly dangerous on offense.

Thomas Regular Season Career Statistics

          Games   Receiving                   Rushing             Total Yds          
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Ctch% Y/Tgt Rush Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Touch Y/Tch YScm RRTD Fmb AV
2010 23 DEN WR 88 10 2 39 22 283 12.9 2 31 2.2 28.3 56.40% 7.3 2 1 0 1 0.5 0.1 0.2 24 11.8 284 2 3 2
2011 24 DEN WR 88 11 5 70 32 551 17.2 4 47 2.9 50.1 45.70% 7.9 1 5 0 5 5 0.5 0.1 33 16.8 556 4 0 4
2012 25 DEN WR 88 16 16 143 94 1434 15.3 10 71 5.9 89.6 65.70% 10               94 15.3 1434 10 3 13
2013 26 DEN WR 88 16 16 142 92 1430 15.5 14 78 5.8 89.4 64.80% 10.1               92 15.5 1430 14 2 14
2014 27 DEN WR 88 16 16 184 111 1619 14.6 11 86 6.9 101.2 60.30% 8.8               111 14.6 1619 11 0 16
2015 28 DEN WR 88 16 16 177 105 1304 12.4 6 72 6.6 81.5 59.30% 7.4               105 12.4 1304 6 2 9
2016 29 DEN WR 88 16 16 144 90 1083 12 5 55 5.6 67.7 62.50% 7.5               90 12 1083 5 2 8
2017 30 DEN WR 88 16 16 140 83 949 11.4 5 40 5.2 59.3 59.30% 6.8               83 11.4 949 5 1 7
2018 31 2TM     15 15 89 59 677 11.5 5 45 3.9 45.1 66.30% 7.6               59 11.5 677 5 0 5
    DEN WR 88 8 8 56 36 402 11.2 3 45 4.5 50.3   7.2               36 11.2 402 3 0 3
    HOU WR 87 7 7 33 23 275 12 2 31 3.3 39.3   8.3               23 12 275 2 0 2
Career         132 118 1128 688 9330 13.6 62 86 5.2 70.7 61.00% 8.3 3 6 0 5 2 0 0 691 13.5 9336 62 13 78
9 yrs   DEN     125 111 1095 665 9055 13.6 60 86 5.3 72.4 60.70% 8.3 3 6 0 5 2 0 0 668 13.6 9061 60 13 76
1 yr   HOU     7 7 33 23 275 12 2 31 3.3 39.3 69.70% 8.3               23 12 275 2 0 2

Career Playoff Statistics

        Games   Receiving                   Rushing             Total Yds        
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Ctch% Y/Tgt Rush Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Touch Y/Tch YScm RRTD Fmb
2011 24 DEN WR 2 2 17 10 297 29.7 1 80 5 148.5 58.80% 17.5               10 29.7 297 1 0
2012 25 DEN WR 1 1 7 3 37 12.3 1 17 3 37 42.90% 5.3               3 12.3 37 1 0
2013 26 DEN WR 3 3 38 28 306 10.9 3 30 9.3 102 73.70% 8.1               28 10.9 306 3 1
2014 27 DEN WR 1 1 12 5 59 11.8 1 24 5 59 41.70% 4.9               5 11.8 59 1 0
2015 28 DEN WR 3 3 21 7 60 8.6 0 15 2.3 20 33.30% 2.9               7 8.6 60 0 0
Career       10 10 95 53 759 14.3 6 80 5.3 75.9 55.80% 8               53 14.3 759 6 1

Sources:

“Jets acquire WR Thomas, sources say, and new K”, Rich Cimini, espn.com, September 10, 2019.

“Demaryius Thomas”, pro-football-reference.com, September 10, 2019.


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