NFL Network’s Albert Breer shared a link to his 2012 story about the circumstances that surrounded Calvin Johnson’s extension when he signed it. It’s worth reading so everyone understands why the Broncos see Demaryius Thomas’ situation differently (and the same with the Cowboys and Dez Bryant).
Breer also tweeted this reminder:
Here's the bottom line: You can talk about what a player is worth til you're blue in the face. Leverage is what matters. CJ had tons in '12.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) July 14, 2015
While it would be nice to see Thomas remain a Bronco for the foreseeable future, the chances of him (or Bryant) getting Johnson-type money can be summed up in one word: None.