According to official sources, the Jaguars have come to an agreement with tight end Julius Thomas and the player is expected to sign the contract on Tuesday.
The news that Julius Thomas will sign a contract with the Jaguars was first reported Monday night. Also, the news reported that the contract, which is a multiyear one, is worth approximately $9 million per season.
An official source told Chris Mortensen from ESPN that Thomas is in talks with another team but the $9 million that the Jaguars are willing to pay is an offer that another team might find it hard to beat.
In the past two seasons Julius Thomas has caught a total of 24 touchdowns and for 1,277 yards he managed exactly 108 passes, while playing with his current team the Denver Broncos.
The Jaguars’ tight end players have managed a combined total of 102 passes in the last two seasons.
The Jaguars are not only thinking of getting Thomas to sign for the team, they are also considering of signing linebacker Dan Sukato with a five-year contract.
Once they sign the contract, some believe that it will be worth around $20.5 million, with almost $8 million in guarantees.
Julius Thomas, 26, was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round of the 2011 draft. He was picked when John Elway was the Broncos’ top football executive.
Elway selected Thomas after the player had played college football for one year at the Portland State. Prior to that, Thomas had been on the school’s basketball team.
Thomas lost his first two years due to an ankle injury while playing his very first NFL catch. He was playing against the opposing team, the Cincinnati Bengals in the season of 2011. Also, Thomas has suffered another ankle injury for which he had to have surgery. This happened a few months before the 2012 season opened.
Because of these injuries, when he entered his third year in the football league, he had only played nine games, had only one catch for five yards and had no touchdowns during the two seasons he played.
But things got better and Thomas managed to have 65 catches for 788 yards and score 12 touchdowns, earning him his first Pro Bowl Cup.