Although he reeled in an 80-yard touchdown grab against Pittsburgh in the postseason, Thomas said that those opportunities weren't always available with Tebow. With a more traditional-style quarterback like Peyton Manning in the Rocky Mountains, Thomas sees the difference.
"It's a business decision," Thomas said on 2 Live Stews on 790 The Zone in Atlanta.
"I ain't going to say I was sad because the only thing they remember is that pass. You gotta go back and look at the rest of the games. I wasn't getting no balls and you had to make some of these plays where some players were open and he is not making the throws, but I don't want to talk bad about Tim. But, hey, I am happy we got Peyton."
The third-year wideout, who had four receptions for 204 yards versus the Steelers, had 32 catches for 551 yards and four touchdowns last season.
Manning was brought in by the Broncos, allowing the team to trade Tebow to the Jets.