‘I could have been gone’ Patriots Demaryius Thomas Knows he is Lucky to be Alive

Earlier this year, Demaryius Thomas involved in a serious car accident in Denver. According to police, Thomas was traveling 70 miles per-hour in a 30 miles per-hour zone when he lost control of his SUV and crashed into a curb. The vehicle was totaled but there were no casualties. One of the passengers had serious, but not life threatening, injuries. Thomas suffered only some minor physical injuries.

During a recent interview with TMZ, Thomas talked more about being appreciative of each new day. He explained:

“Just having another opportunity. I could’ve been gone, but I still get another opportunity. I wake up every morning and thank the lord above and just thank him for … being able to do what I do. Being able to talk, walk, eat — all those things we forget about on a daily basis. It was a tough time, I’m still going through stuff. I’m blessed. I have another opportunity, I have friends, family that love me. That’s all I ask for.”

Thomas signed a one-year contract with the Patriots last month. Before signing with the Patriots, Thomas was acquired by the Texans from the Denver Broncos just before last season’s trade deadline. However, a torn to his Achilles tendon in December ended his season early. After suffering the injury, he was released by the Texans. In his time with the team, he caught 23 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns in seven games.

Thomas was set to earn $14 million in 2019, none of which was guaranteed. Before suffering the injury, he made it clear that he didn’t think about retiring at this point: “I can still play, man.”

He first joined the league back in 2010 as a first-round pick. He played for the Denver Broncos for eight-plus seasons, during which time he worked with former Denver head coach and current Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. We think that he will be an amazing addition to the Patriots after he is cleared to make a comeback.