Should Redskins trade for Demaryius Thomas? Santana Moss would.

Chris Lingebach
October 22, 2018 - 7:05 pm

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The NFL's upcoming trade deadline has spurred a lot of movement around the league, most notably Dallas acquiring wide receiver Amari Cooper from Oakland for a first-round pick.

But there are other downfield options remaining on the trade block. The Broncos are reportedly listening to offers for 30-year-old Demaryius Thomas, who has seen his targets drop significantly this season under new Broncos quarterback Case Keenum. With 372 yards and three touchdowns, Thomas is second on the team in receiving to Emmanuel Sanders (603 yards, 3 TDs).

Thomas, to his credit, is taking it all in stride.

The Redskins didn't express much interest in acquiring Cooper because of his price tag.

Assuming he costs less, should the Redskins make a go at Thomas?

"I would go after a guy like that," Santana Moss told Chad Dukes of 106.7 The Fan. "I think he's a sure-handed guy. He's a guy that, if you want him to be a possession receiver, he can be that; if you want him to beat somebody deep, he can still do that with his age and with his skill set.

"What is going on over there in Denver with him? Why's he not being a target? Well, they have (Emmanuel) Sanders – he's balling out of control. But I just believe that that quarterback isn't what they thought he was going to be either. Yeah, I would love for them to go after a guy like that. But would I believe that we would go after a guy like that? Who knows?"

"Like I said before, that's just like going after something that you're not going to use," he said. "You have a guy you paid all that money to to come over here from Seattle, and yes, he has been making more plays than everybody else, but we haven't really used the guy for what he's worth."

"I think it would be one of those moves for the future," Moss went on to say. "A future move saying, 'Hey, down the road we should be able to use this guy. He should be something that we can lean on down the road.'

"And, yeah, guess what? If we have to deal with what we've been dealing with with (Josh) Doctson, we have a sure guy, a guy who's been healthy, has a great track record when it comes to his health, and he can be a guy that can be clutch when we need him."

Thomas is owed $14 million next season, the final year of his deal. The trade deadline is Oct. 30 at 4 p.m.

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