Don’t you just love it when things work out for your favorite team?
Like every team in the NFL, things don’t always work out for the New Orleans Saints. However, when they do, it’s certainly talked about. A few amazing examples include having a future HOF at QB and winning Super Bowl 44. The list goes on.
New Orleans Saints fans could have something great to talk about this season, and it comes from the offense. In this week’s article, I’m here to discuss the amazingness that is wide receiver Michael Thomas.
If there is going to be anything consistently great next season in the New Orleans Saints offense, it’ll end up being WR Michael Thomas.
Michael Thomas’ ability to perform last season, as a rookie, was insane. Nobody expected the outcome with Michael Thomas last year. He not only broke several records but became a big presence in the New Orleans Saints offense in 2016. The nephew of Keyshawn Johnson hasn’t missed a beat since college.
Thomas played for Ohio State in college, and the Saints selected him in the 2nd round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Last season, Thomas compiled 92 receptions for 1,137 yards and 9 touchdowns.
The New Orleans Saints couldn’t have a better #1 wide receiver in Michael Thomas. Whether it be his downfield-red zone presence, his route running, or his ability to create separation, Michael Thomas is a beast.
Thomas became the ultimate threat for the New Orleans Saints, and he’ll be something the team continues to utilize. With the departure of WR Brandin Cooks to New England, Thomas will be stepping up to make even more defenders wish they didn’t guard him. There’s a reason his Twitter handle is @Cantguardmike folks.
What To Expect In Season 2:
It wouldn’t surprise me to see Michael Thomas put up the same production as he did during his rookie season. The only difference now is that more teams will be aware of his talents. Thomas possesses everything necessary to thrive against practically anyone, regardless if opposing teams know about him or not. His on the field separation, his ability to catch the ball, and everything else that makes Michael Thomas so great is why I believe he’ll have another great year.
So it’s been established that Thomas is playing very well, and is expected to do the same come this season. The wide receiver position isn’t something that should be taken lightly though. As great as Thomas is performing right now, if he wants to become elite, he’s got long ways to go.
There are phenomenal receivers in the NFL such as Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh), Odell Beckham Jr. (New York), and Julio Jones (Atlanta) that have helped to shape the game. Michael Thomas could be one of the next receivers to become elite. Through some time, and effort, it wouldn’t surprise me to see Thomas atop that list.