Denver Broncos (@Broncos) September 10, 2014
Denver Broncos tight end and mismatch king, Julius Thomas, was deservedly named the AFC's Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday morning.
Thomas was an absolute nightmare for the Indianapolis Colts defense in Sunday night's 31-24 victory, in which he made seven receptions for 110 yards and three touchdowns - including this double-move that shows you how dangerous Thomas is in the red zone.
The honor of AFC Offensive Player of the Week is Thomas' first of his career, despite some impressive offensive performances in his breakout 2013 season.
Since the award's inception in 1984, this is the 54th time a Broncos player has taken home the award, including the fourth by a tight end (the previous three: all Shannon Sharpe). Thomas' three touchdown receptions on opening night were enough to tie Shannon Sharpe's Broncos record for most receiving touchdowns in a game by a tight end. Sharpe repeated the feat two more times, which is definitely not out of the question for Thomas with his skill-set and connection with Peyton Manning.
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