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Reminder: De’Anthony Thomas doesn’t care what you think of his stats

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NFL: Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

It took me by somewhat of a surprise when the Kansas City Chiefs opted to bring back De’Anthony Thomas in mid-March.

Thomas, 25, felt like a much more interesting player for me in 2014 and 2015 before the Chiefs drafted Tyreek Hill in 2016.

Hill does a lot of things that Thomas offered in ‘14 and ‘15, and he is a little bit faster doing it. Thomas, therefore, has never put up eye-popping offensive stats, and he’s been good for about 150 receiving yards a year since his debut.

But Thomas doesn’t care about what you think of his stats.

To Thomas’ credit, special teams coordinator Dave Toub speaks about him as highly as any player on the team. He also really wanted to stay a Chief and reportedly left a lot of money on the table to do so.

Thomas will be returning from a broken leg in 2018 and I expect him to be in the mix once again as a returner.