Demaryius Thomas opened up to the New York Daily News this week about getting cut from the Patriots, saying he felt disrespected and insulted by the team.
The Patriots cut Thomas in August with the intention of bringing him back. And they did just that days later before trading him to the Jets a week after that.
And this led Thomas to have trust issues with the Patriots.
“It was insulting, for sure,” Thomas said of his time in New England. “Once I got cut (on August 31), I could have just come here (to the Jets) and not stayed there and re-sign. When they re-signed me, I was thinking that I was good. Two weeks later, I was gone. So, it’s like, ‘Why did I waste my time?’ Because at the end of the day, it was kind of a waste of time for me.”
“They took a chance to bring me in and helped me get healthy,” Thomas continued. “I always knew I was going to be able to still play… and it would have worked out because I was still learning their offense. Josh McDaniels drafted me. So, I felt like I was cool. But even having conversations with him and couple other people, it was like, ‘You’re going to be okay.’ Two weeks later, AB (Antonio Brown) gets cut… and then they kicked me (to the curb) and shipped me out like I’m just a rookie.”
According to Manish Mehta of the Daily News, Thomas isn’t exactly angry about what went down with the Patriots, he is just disappointed.
“It was disrespectful to me,” he continued. “Like, you know, you could trust me and I could trust you. You told me when you cut me at the (final) cut, sit around you’ll bring me back. And I stayed. I could have easily become a Jet once I got cut.… I could have been here the next day after I got released. But I chose to stay.”
Mehta also made sure, of course, to sum it all up with, “Trust is a myth in Foxborough.”