First reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapport, Julius Thomas will be traded to the Miami Dolphins. Thomas reunites with his offensive coordinator while they were in Denver Adam Gase. The pending move becomes official on March 9th when the league year begins. Jacksonville will receive a late-round draft pick.
Thomas played only two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The tight end signed a five-year, $46 million contract with the team following the 2015 offseason. Thomas suffered nagging injuries during his time in Jacksonville that kept him in and out the lineup. In 2016, he only played nine games for the Jaguars while recording 30 receptions for 281 yards receiving and four touchdowns.
This was a win for Miami. Thomas had his best years with Gase and Miami were desperate for a Tight End. If Gase and Thomas can bring any type of magic they had in Denver, this trade could be looked at as highway robbery.