It’s smart for anyone who will be catching passes to suck up to the guy who will be throwing them. When it’s not known who will be throwing them, it smart to suck up to all of the candidates.
Intentional or not, that’s what Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas did on Wednesday when discussing the three-headed race between Mark Sanchez, Trevor Simian, and Paxton Lynch.
“”We don’t really know who is going to be that guy,” Thomas told reporters. “Whoever it is, they’ve been looking good. I’ve been going with every quarterback during OTAs. Everybody has their own ways. We’ve been making completions here and there. I’ve been getting more reps with Mark right now. We’ll see what goes on.”
Although no depth chart has been issued, Sanchez has become the de facto No. 1 guy. His primary competition currently comes from Siemian.
Thomas also said some changes have been made to the offense, and Thomas acknowledged that this year will be different because he’s participating (unlike last year) in the offseason program.
“Just to be here and to get reps, with the new offense and stuff that we put in, I’m more comfortable because last year I came in at training camp and they threw everything at me,” Thomas said. “It was difficult at times, but it was a little different because of the timing and different routes and stuff like that. Now that I’m here, the timing will be better.”
That’s one of the reasons why the Broncos recently tried to get linebacker Von Miller under contract. Franchise-tagged players who miss the offseason program end up being at a disadvantage when the time comes to report for training camp. Thomas won’t be in that circumstance this year, which means that he should have a better season — regardless of who the quarterback is.