Which Chiefs are playing their last game(s) in a Kansas City uniform?
By Matt Conner
De’Anthony Thomas, wide receiver
De’Anthony Thomas, or DAT, has never quite lived up to the pre-draft buzz that accompanied him into the NFL.
The former University of Oregon star came into the NFL as a gadget sort of player who lacked a natural position but had enough athleticism that many teams didn’t mind the challenge of finding a place for him. Unfortunately that tweener role has gotten the best of him so far in the NFL as he’s yet to match offensive expectations hanging over his head.
Still there’s been a lot about De’Anthong Thomas’s career that we should appreciate. Thomas is a willing returner who is also a killer gunner on special teams, a player that Dave Toub believes is the toughest player on the team.
Thomas has been successful in limited rushing attempts (6.4 yards/carry) and he’s also caught 61 total passes for 474 receiving yards over the last four years.
His toughness and return abiity, agility and top speed have allowed him to contribute to the Chiefs, even if it was never quite to the hyped-up level he entered the NFL with.