Potential future NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson gives his opinion on Michael Thomas’ historic season.
New Orleans Saints star wide receiver Michael Thomas is having a season for the ages.
He is a front-runner for NFL MVP (at least he should be), which he would be the first wide receiver to ever receive the award. He is on pace to break the NFL single-season receptions and receiving yards records as well.
To say the least, Michael Thomas is on the mind of every defense in the National Football League. When teams prepare for the New Orleans Saints, their whole secondary focuses in on the talent that Michael Thomas brings to the table.
Well, defenses isn’t the only mind Michael Thomas has made it into. Ex-Cincinnati Bengal star wide receiver Chad Johnson (now Ochocinco) had a comment to make on the season Thomas has been having.
In ten years in Cincinnati, Ochocinco was selected to six Pro-Bowls and two First-Team All-Pro. In those years he totaled 1,340 receptions and almost 11,000 yards. His most in any season were in 2005 when Chad Ochocinco caught 97 balls. In 2007, he totaled 1,440 yards.
Those were his most in the respective categories we compared to Michael Thomas’ season.
Through 10 games in 2019, Michael Thomas has already totaled 94 receptions for 1,141 yards. He has already in 10 games surpassed Ochocinco in the best seasons of his career. Ochocinco went on to acknowledge the fact this it is now a throw first league instead of run first.
Chad Johnson said, “As a receiver in today’s game you have to be ecstatic that the league is pass-happy now, I remember before every game hearing coach say ‘we have to establish the run to open the pass,’ nah son I’m open before the snap.”
From one Pro-Bowl wide receiver to another, Chad Johnson recognizes talent when he sees is and Thomas is having that type of year. It will be exciting to come weeks 16 and 17 how much farther Thomas has come from his current numbers.
He could set the bar for all future wide receivers after him.