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Broncos' brass excited about Demaryius Thomas' desire to break records in 2015

John Elway and Gary Kubiak are excited about Demaryius Thomas' lofty goals for 2015.

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Not long after Demaryius Thomas signed a new five-year, $70 million deal with the Broncos, the sixth-year receiver stated that he wants to break the NFL's single season receiving yards record.

When John Elway was asked at the team's media BBQ on Thursday if Thomas' goal is feasible in Denver's new offense, the Broncos' G.M. did not shoot down the possibility.

"Number one, I like having guys with goals like that," Elway said. "That's what it's about. You always have lofty goals, and the bottom line is with Demaryius, he has that ability to be able to do that. I like his mindset and the fact that he wants to be that, he wants to be that good and he set that goal.

"I'm hoping he can get there. You never know. I think there's a concept with the offense and how we do that, but there is also a lot of things that are built into it. Bottom line is I like the idea that he's thinking that way."

Coach Gary Kubiak gave a similar response:

"As a coach, you love that. He’s a great player . . . I can’t wait to get to work with him . . . I'm looking forward to him doing great things."

Thomas, a three-time Pro Bowler, had 1,619 receiving yards last season. Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson had 1,964 yards in 2012, the current record.