Houston Texans: Demaryius Thomas once played 7 games for franchise

Houston Texans Demaryius Thomas Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Houston Texans Demaryius Thomas Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

Though Demaryius Thomas is and always will be associated with the Denver Broncos as he spent nearly his entire career with that franchise, back in 2018, when the Houston Texans were in need of a wide receiver, they traded for Thomas.

Houston made a trade with the Broncos, where they received Thomas and a ’19 seventh-round pick for a fourth- and seventh-round selection in ’19. In fact, Thomas’ first game for the Texans was against Denver. That was a game where he was targeted three times for 61 yards on three receptions.

Thomas’ only two touchdowns with the Texans were in the same game, both coming against the Tennessee Titans, finishing that contest with four receptions (on five targets) for 38 yards and the aforementioned two touchdown receptions.

That proved to be the best game Thomas would have while with the Houston Texans, as his short time with the franchise left him with 23 receptions on 33 targets for 275 yards and the two touchdowns. Thomas averaged 12 yards per reception in Houston.

The ending of Thomas’ tenure with the Texans wasn’t great either, as he finished the season on the IR, which happened in Week 16.

Houston Texans: Demaryius Thomas brought excitement at WR

When it comes to the career of Demaryius Thomas, please think of him as a Denver Broncos wide receiver, because that is where you will see his greatest football be played. Though it was exciting and needed when Thomas was traded for by the Texans – Houston had to replace Will Fuller following an injury of his own – the results just didn’t happen like they did for him as a Bronco.

Thomas ended his career as a member of the New York Jets, where he caught one touchdown, but for his entire 11-year career, the wide receiver totaled 63 regular-season touchdown receptions, plus added a total of 9,763 yards receiving on 724 receptions. Thomas also played in the preseason with the New England Patriots.

Thomas even played against the Houston Texans three times in his career, starting in ’12, where he was held to three receptions for 34 yards. The following season was a different story because in ’13, Thomas went off on Houston by collecting eight receptions for 123 yards and one touchdown. The ’16 meeting between the Broncos and Texans saw Thomas finish with six receptions for 40 yards and one touchdown.

Again, Thomas should always be known for all of his success in Denver, but it is fun knowing that the wide receiver did score two touchdowns in a Texans uniform during his career.

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Congratulations to Demaryius Thomas on his outstanding career in the NFL, and enjoy the well-deserved retirement.