Demaryius Thomas says New England trade was ‘insulting’
The New England Patriots will take on the New York Jets on Sunday and Demaryius Thomas is prepared to get back at his former team. Thomas says the New England trade that sent him to New York was ‘insulting‘.
“It was insulting, for sure,” Thomas told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News Wednesday about the machinations of his exit from New England. “Once I got cut (on August 31), I could have just come here (to the Jets) and not stayed there and re-sign. When they re-signed me, I was thinking that I was good. Two weeks later, I was gone. So, it’s like, ‘Why did I waste my time?’ Because at the end of the day, it was kind of a waste of time for me.”
During the early parts of the offseason, the Patriots decided to bring in the veteran wide receiver on a one-year deal. After the team signed him, Thomas continued to recover from a torn Achilles that ended his season with the Houston Texans in 2018.
Throughout the preseason, it appeared as if Thomas would become a vital piece to the offense. Instead, New England released Thomas as part of their bevy of moves to trim their roster to 53 players.
Then, just a few days after releasing him, the Patriots brought the 31-year-old wideout back before the regular season began. Unfortunately, his second short stint with New England didn’t last long; with the Patriots trading him to the Jets after Week 1.
Even though Thomas wasn’t in Foxborough for long, there appears to be some bad blood between him and the organization. Who wouldn’t be upset about going from catching passes from Tom Brady to an unproven Sam Darnold?