Thomas played the last of his 10 NFL seasons with the Jets in 2019, catching 36 通过 433 yards and a touchdown in 11 游戏.
The Jets showed a picture of Thomas in his New York jersey on the stadium videoboards with the words: “In Memory of Demaryius Thomas. 1987-2021.”
Thomas spent his first eight NFL seasons in Denver after he was drafted in the first round out of Georgia Tech. He was a five-time Pro Bowl selection for the Broncos, with whom he became a favorite of fans and teammates. He later joined the Jets in his final NFL stop.
LaTonya Bonseigneur, a cousin who grew up with Thomas, told The Associated Press the family believes he died from a seizure in his home in Roswell, 佐治亚州.
Thomas had 724 career receptions for 9,763 yards and 63 触地得分.