3 stats that show how dominant Saints’ Michael Thomas was in 2019

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First Downs Receiving

Michael Thomas was the Saints go-to player last season. He was the one who got them out of tough situations, and he was the one that they consistently relied upon when they needed something to happen.

Because of that, Michael Thomas led all receivers in first down receiving this season. That stat is accumulated by catching a reception that goes for a first down. It could be 3rd and one, and it would count. It could be 4th and 30, and it would count.

Therefore, 91 times this season, Michael Thomas caught a pass from someone that went for a first down. That is pretty impressive that he led the league in this category — this is more impressive though.

Not only did he lead the league, but he also did it by 14 first downs. The next closest player to Thomas was Atlanta Falcons’ Julio Jones who caught 77 first downs. That shows you how dominant Thomas was.