Thomas, who turns 30 on Christmas, is entering his eighth season in the league. He may be long removed from catching a playoff game-winning touchdown pass from Tim Tebow in his sophomore season, but he believes he still has time to produce more signature highlights.
“I got longer than 30,” Thomas said to Aric DiLalla of DenverBroncos.com. “I think I’ve got a couple good years (left).
Thomas has produced 1,000-yard seasons in each of the past five campaigns. He did so last year despite catching passes from Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch after having Peyton Manning as his quarterback for the previous four seasons. The 1,083 yards and five touchdowns in 2016 were somewhat of a decline from his 1,600- and 1,300-yard seasons, but he’s now over the hip ailment that nagged him for much of last year.
“This is the best I’ve felt my whole career. I haven’t had the problems I usually have with my hip, because that was one of the things that held me back,” he said.
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