"I don't think so", Tate told Birkett on Monday evening after the rumors started swirling.
Thomas would have the chance to play with Tom Brady, meaning he would have ultimately caught passes from arguably the two best quarterbacks to ever play the game (Peyton Manning) and receive checks from the guy who rounds out the top three (John Elway).
The Broncos are 3-5 on the season, and will face the Texans next Sunday.
Sutton leads the Broncos wide receivers with a 19.1 yards-per-catch average and has already proven himself to be a hard matchup for opposing defensive backs, especially in contested-pass situations. Denver lost 30-23 to the Chiefs on Sunday, with Thomas tallying three receptions for 30 yards in the defeat.
This trade would make so much sense for both parties, no matter how tough it would be for Broncos Country to see Thomas in any other team's colors, even New England's. "It's never easy when you trade a guy who's been a household name here for a long time and who's done a lot of great things, not only on the football field, but also in the community and is a good man".
If the Broncos were winning a lot of games and playing at a high level, Thomas would not be going anywhere.