Home | Articles | News | New York Jets remember, honor late Demaryius Thomas

New York Jets remember, honor late Demaryius Thomas

Demaryius Thomas, NY Jets
Demaryius Thomas, New York Jets, Getty Images

Demaryius Thomas has been fondly remembered as a man of immense talent and character

Tributes made in honor of the late Demaryius Thomas indicate that the receiver’s talent was surpassed only by his character.

That says a lot about the man Thomas was, considering the fact that he was one of the most prolific receivers of the 2010s.

The football community has united in remembrance of Thomas, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 33.

Best known for his endeavors with the Denver Broncos, Thomas spent the final year of his ten-year NFL tenure with the New York Jets. Though he played only 11 games in green, it’s obvious that Thomas left an impact on the group. The team itself unveiled a memorial on its official social accounts on Friday morning, depicting Thomas in the No. 18 jersey.

“A brilliant career on the field with a light that always shone brighter off of it,” the statement reads. “Gone way too soon. But your impact remains. Rest In Peace, Demaryius.”

Jets old and new expressed their support for Thomas and his family, sharing their favorite memories made with the receiver. Former opponent Darrelle Revis chose not to focus on the matchups they staged on the field but a fleeting, if not warm, moment they shared when united in green.

“We spoke back in 2019 and you told me how excited you were to be a NY Jet. You gave my son a high five during pre-game,” Revis wrote. “Appreciate you making his day. You were a great player. Prayers to you and your family. Rest Easy!”

Thomas’ Gang Green teammates likewise paid their respects. Marcus Maye and fellow receiver Braxton Berrios took to Twitter while current Seattle safety Jamal Adams shared photos of the pair adorned in Jets gear on his Instagram story.

Though Thomas never played under him, Jets head coach Robert Saleh acknowledged his passing during his Friday statements. While Saleh’s Seahawks got the best of Thomas and the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII (when Saleh served as Seattle’s defensive quality control coach), they did so at the price of allowing him to earn 13 receptions, which was a record for the championship game at the time.

“I’ve heard he’s an unbelievable pro. They produced a lot when he was at Denver,” Saleh said, per notes from the Jets. “A lot of wars in Seattle too, a lot of playing those guys. Just a shame. I’m sure there are a lot of hurt hearts in the football community for sure.”

The Jets return to action on Sunday afternoon against the New Orleans Saints (1 p.m. ET, CBS).

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags

Want More Jet X?

Subscribe to become a Jet X Member to unlock every piece of Jets X-Factor content (film breakdowns, analytics, Sabo with the Jets, etc.), get audio versions of each article, receive the ability to comment within our community, and experience an ad-free platform experience.

Download the free Jet X Mobile App to get customizable notifications directly to your iOS (App Store) or Android (Google Play) device.

Sign up for Jet X Daily, our daily newsletter that's delivered to your inbox every morning at 8:00 a.m. ET.

Add Jets X-Factor to your Google News feed and/or find us on Apple News to stay updated with the New York Jets.

Follow us on X (Formerly Twitter) @jetsxfactor for all the latest New York Jets news, Facebook for even more, Instagram for some of the top NY Jets images, and YouTube for original Jets X-Factor videos.

Related Articles

About the Author

More From Author

Comments

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
0
REPLY TO THIS ARTICLE HERE:x
()
x