Current ex-KC Chiefs players mourn Demaryius Thomas’ death
The shocking death of former Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas resonated in the NFL on Friday morning.
The police told you to the Associated Press that the first reports show Thomas, 33, died of a medical problem. The AP story said that Thomas’s cousin, who grew up with Thomas, “believes he died of a seizure.”
Thomas, who last played for the New York Jets in 2019, was on the Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 winning team, and he had a Landing with catch and run for 80 yards on the first overtime play to beat the Steelers in a wildcard game after the 2011 season.
Current and former Chiefs players have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts and mourn the passing of Thomas.
Former Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson wrote, “Life is just too short, DT will be sorely missed. DT always had the biggest smile in the hall at Pro Bowls. RIP #DemaryiusThomas ”
Safety of chefs Tyrann Mathieu tweeted: “DT you will be missed my brother !!”
Former Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers shared, “The NFL is a great brotherhood. You really feel it when one of us leaves here too early. We are leaving this land younger and younger every day. Enjoy everyday, surround yourself only with people who (really) love you. Love the people you love and stay away. RIP DT ”
Khalen Saunders, the Chiefs’ defensive tackle, wrote: “Damnnnn Demaryius Thomas .. RIP”
Chefs wide receiver Daurice Fontaine wrote: “The life of man is so precious ..”
Former Chiefs offensive tackle Martinas Rankin tweeted: “Dang man, RIP DT .. Good man, good teammate”
Running back Le’Veon Bell, who played for the Chiefs last season, wrote: “RIP DT, I really can’t believe it”
Former Chiefs cornerback Darrelle Revis tweeted: “I’m devastated right now. We spoke to each other in 2019 and you told me how excited you were to be a NY Jet. gave my son a high five during the pre-game. Thank you for making his day. You were a great player. Prayers to you and your family. Rest easy! @DemaryiusThomas ”
Chargers cornerback Chris Harris, Jr., who played at the University of Kansas, wrote: “RIP DT Love you bro.”
Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett, former K-State star, tweeted: “RIP DT”
This story was originally published December 10, 2021 9:00 a.m.