New Orleans Saints’ Michael Thomas named NFC Player of the Month

Michael Thomas #13 of the New Orleans Saints (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Michael Thomas #13 of the New Orleans Saints (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

New Orleans Saints star wide receiver and NFL MVP candidate Michael Thomas was named NFC Player of the Month for November.

Honestly, what award can’t New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas win this season?

He has been the Player of the Week for the NFC, Player of the Month for the NFC; he is bound to be the NFC Player of the Year and is in candidacy for NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year. He is on pace to break several historical records that have been in place since the days of Jerry Rice.

Michael Thomas is truly having a season for the record books.

In November, the Saints played four divisional games. They played two against Atlanta, one against Tampa Bay, and one against Carolina. In those four games, Thomas caught 37 balls for 415 yards and 2 touchdowns.

That is averaging almost 10 receptions a game, over 100 yards and half a touchdown per game.

Michael Thomas’ peak performances have helped the New Orleans Saints win some of their closest games and blow out some other opponents.

The team, absent of any other notable wide receivers, depends on Thomas each and every game to have a stellar performance. The Pro-Bowl wide receiver dropped his first pass in last week’s game for 403 days, 22 weeks, and 198 receptions prior.

If Thomas continues to roll the way he is, the Saints are looking at a deep run throughout the playoffs.

The goal would be the Super Bowl and it is certainly attainable. I don’t know that it is time to start talking about Michael Thomas being the next Jerry Rice, but he is definitely making a statement for a future Hall of Fame ballot with the season he is having right now.

Michael Thomas also currently sits at no. 7 overall in Pro-Bowl voting for this year. There is truly nothing Michael Thomas can’t do.

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He is already proving four seasons into his career why he has a chance to go down as one of, if not, the greatest wide receiver to ever play the game of football. Only time will tell how this young receiver blossoms into a veteran.