"Of course, why not?" Thomas asked. "Peyton is one of the best in the game, and I've been blessed to have him as my quarterback. I learned so much from him. Denver, of course I gotta take my hats off to them, because they took a chance of drafting me in the first round."
Thomas' agent might feel differently and has plenty of leverage. The Broncos have a good problem this offseason when their two talented pass-catching Thomases near free agency. It's possible that Denver could use the franchise tag on tight end Julius Thomas, while giving Demaryius the long-term deal he's earned.