Move past the visual of Dolphins tight end Julius Thomas celebrating a touchdown against the Denver Broncos by riding a football as though it was a bronco. Also move past the visual of Thomas taking a knee during the national anthem to protest social injustices to minorities. Then ask Dolphins coach Adam Gase whether Thomas, one of Gase’s favorites, is having a good year. “I see it differently than it seems like everybody else does,” said Gase, who believes Thomas hasn’t been a bigger factor because the Dolphins haven’t had favorable matchups. “He’s done everything I’ve asked him to do.” Thomas, the 29-year-old, seventh-year player, doesn’t seem to pass the eye test at first glance. But he’s the Dolphins’ third-leading receiver with 37 receptions, one more than wide receiver DeVante Parker. Thomas’ 362 yards receiving are fourth on the team, just 52 yards behind Parker.
Dolphins tight end Julius Thomas quietly puts up respectable numbers
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | Dec 6