Saints’ Michael Thomas believes he can top his own receptions record

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Saints’ Michael Thomas was by far the best receiver in the NFL last season, breaking what many thought was an unbreakable record.

Entering the 2019 season, Marvin Harrison held the record for the most receptions in a season. New Orleans Saints’ superstar Michael Thomas changed that.

Harrison had 143 in a season as part of the Indianapolis Colts.

Thomas, with future Hall of Fame quarterback, Drew Brees captaining the Saints for 11 games, went for a new NFL record 149. The former Ohio State standout did it on 185 targets. Teddy Bridgewater led the team to a 5-0 record, utilizing Thomas quite a bit.

The fact that Thomas managed an 80.5% catch rate and that was still down from a season ago just proves how dominant he was. His last two seasons have been incredible, and he’s only getting better.

Thomas also led the league in yards and yards per game en route to his historic performance. That said, if you thought Michael Thomas was over or finished, think again. Thomas has higher aspirations in mind.

“I think I can break it again,” Thomas said according to’s Luke Johnson.

While that will be tough to do given the added talent at receiver, no one ever said setting the bar high was a problem. In fact, it’d be even more impressive if Thomas’ production somehow didn’t drop even an inch.

“It’s just what I do. At my position I set real high goals and I’m try to accomplish them along with winning football games and helping out the people around me,” Thomas continued with.

This is exactly what you want out of a leader. Thomas clearly has high standards for himself, but he also knows that it’s not just about himself. With recently-added Emmanuel Sanders and fully-healthy Alvin Kamara, he’ll have the help he needs.

Thankfully, New Orleans was able to get Thomas help this offseason.

That said, we expect to see his numbers down a bit with the enhanced options around Brees, but if they make this offense more dynamic and Thomas is still the clear go-to target, we may have yet to see the best Michael Thomas season yet.

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Cross your fingers because 2020 could be the best MT yet.