Demaryius Thomas announced his retirement from the NFL in the summer of 2021. The Broncos selected Thomas with their first-round pick from the 2010 NFL draft. During the Week 14 Thursday Night Football matchup on December 9, the devastating news of his death shocked the NFL world.
Thomas was a Four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver. He spent nine seasons with the Denver Broncos. Altitude TV reporter Vic Lombardi and Fox 5 Sports reporter Miles Garrett were among the first to confirm the news on Twitter.
They confirmed the news by writing, “Just emailed Demaryius Thomas position coach while he was at West Laurens High School – Jeff Clayton. He tells me that the rumors are true. The former Georgia Tech and Broncos receiver has passed away at the age of 33.”
TMZ Sports’ Michael J. Babcock first shared details regarding the former NFL star’s cause of death on Twitter just before 10 p.m. MT, “Police tell us they found DT deceased in his Roswell, GA home tonight. Early indications are it was a medical issue. No foul play suspected. Rest in peace.”
KDVR News has reported the reason behind his death. Thomas died because of the repercussions from a vehicle crash in his home state of Georgia back in 2019. ESPN insider Adam Schefter also reported that “multiple former teammates said Thursday night Thomas might have suffered from seizures in recent months.”
Thomas was truly one of the greatest receivers to play in the NFL. Throughout his 10-year career, he caught 777 passes for 69 touchdowns and 10,522 total yards, including five straight seasons with over 1,000 yards from 2012 to 2016. NFL players, analysts, fans, former teammates are filling Twitter with tributes and prayers to the receiver who died too soon.