The prudent thing at that point for Kansas City Chiefs rookie RB De'Anthony Thomas would have been to call for a fair catch. Thomas was getting his first chance in an NFL game to return a punt, but he had to roam a fair distance just to make the catch. So Thomas was being advised by at least one teammate from the sideline to wave his raised hand and surrender this one.
Thomas, a fourth-round draft pick from Oregon, has the speed to turn every negative in a positive. He took a jolt upon catching the ball when a Cincinnati Bengals player bumped into him but Thomas kept his feet.
From there, he used his world-class speed to score an 80-yard touchdown on the first return of his career, albeit in a preseason game.
Thomas, the story says, was drafted to replace Dexter McCluster who signed with Tennessee. He's already proving he's an electrifying player and that's what the Chiefs were looking for. Like McCluster though, he may not get a lot of chances to put up fantasy numbers every week.