This season did not go exactly as planned for veteran WR Demaryius Thomas. After being traded to the Texans during the regular season, Thomas looked promising to slot right into the offense alongside DeAndre Hopkins after Will Fuller suffered a torn ACL.
However, just weeks after being traded, Thomas suffered a season-ending Achilles injury, which could knock him out for a good portion of next season. But that won't stop the veteran.
After the Texans were eliminated from playoff contention at the hand of Andrew Luck's Colts, Thomas now has his eyes on remaining with the team in 2019.
Bill O'Brien on whether Demaryius Thomas can come back to the #Texans: "We'll see how the rehab goes. ... He wants to play again. He made that statement to me, and we'll see how it goes moving forward."— Aaron Reiss (@aaronjreiss) January 6, 2019
Thomas is currently 31 years old and carries an unguaranteed cap hit of $14 million for next season. Coming off a severe Achilles injury, however, Thomas may have to take a pay cut to remain in Houston.
Demaryius Thomas says he plans to play again, but acknowledged that his future with the #Texans is not set: "I still can play. I'm not thinking about retirement. I just don't know where...I told them I'd love to be here. I'd love to finish my career here."— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) January 6, 2019
With young WRs such as Will Fuller and Keke Coutee coming back next year too, Thomas may end up as a cap casualty this offseason. Regardless of where he ends up next season though, Thomas still wants to strap on the pads, believing he can still be a weapon on the field.