But after catching nine passes for 116 yards and a touchdown in Sunday’s 31-25 loss to San Diego, Thomas said it’s still a work in progress, and he’s expecting the connection between the two to become even better.
"Like I tell you guys all the time, it’s not going to happen overnight," Thomas said. "We were able to connect [on Sunday], and we will continue to do the things in practice we need to do to start to understand each other more, but it’s coming along."
The Jaguars made Thomas the league’s highest-paid tight end ($46 million over five years, with $25 million guaranteed) with the expectation that he would have a major impact on the offense similar to what he did in Denver, where he caught 108 passes for 1,277 yards and 24 touchdowns in 2013-14. That was put on hold when Thomas suffered a fractured bone in his right hand on the second play from scrimmage in the Jaguars’ preseason opener, the story said.