The Miami Dolphins asked Peyton Manning about Julius Thomas before acquiring him from the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen has coached Manning and reached out for his opinion on the tight end.
"[Manning] talked a lot about [Thomas asking], 'Would you stay out and help me with this? Take me through this. Would you watch a little tape with me? Would you explain what you want on this?' And he still does the same thing. I’'l see him in Coach Gase's office and his questions are right. His questions and his process are right, which as a coach, [is what] you're looking for," Christensen said.
Thomas made the Pro Bowl in his two seasons as a starter with the Denver Broncos, when Manning was the quarterback.