Demaryius Thomas didn't hold back when describing the end to his tenure with the New England Patriots.
Thomas, who was traded from the Patriots to the New York Jets after Week 1, made his frustration known in recent comments made to the New York Daily News, calling the situation "insulting" and "a waste of time."
ESPN's Stephen A. Smith wasn't a huge fan of Thomas' remarks, and he even went so far as to describe the veteran wide receiver as "delusional" for his comments ripping the Patriots.
“I call him delusional because his complaints about the Patriots — you appear to be the only individual who didn’t know any better,” Smith said Thursday on "First Take".
“The fact of the matter is you’re not a star any longer, and when you’re not a star and you’re not a high-end producer or you’ve played in three games and you have nine receptions for 108 yards on the season and it’s been years since you’ve had a 1,000-yard season, what the hell do you expect?”
Watch the full segment in the video below:
In fairness to Thomas, his last 1,000-yard season was in 2016, just three years ago. He also tallied 949 receiving yards in 2019.
But Smith is correct in saying Thomas is no longer one of the league's star wideouts. A torn Achilles suffered last December was a setback for Thomas, and he's been unable to make an impact with the Jets. The 31-year-old veteran has just nine receptions for 105 yards and zero touchdowns in three games for New York.
The best way Thomas can get back at the Patriots is by giving a strong performance Monday night when the Jets host the defending Super Bowl champions at MetLife Stadium.
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