Saints’ Michael Thomas poised for interesting return in Week 7

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Michael Thomas has had off-field and on-field drama from punching players to a plethora of tweets which will cause an interesting Week 7 return.

It’s been an interesting last few weeks for the Saints superstar wide receiver. After having the best season in the history of receiving following his massive contract signing, Thomas hasn’t necessarily regressed, but his season has gone far different than was originally planned.

Thomas has played in just one game. In that game, Thomas didn’t go off. As a matter of fact, he barely did anything.

Not that it was his fault, but Thomas had just five targets and three receptions for a mere 17 yards. He hasn’t played since with a high-ankle sprain. He did play in 81 percent of the offensive snaps in that game.

With the New Orleans Saints as one of the best teams in the NFL, they weren’t planning to bring Thomas back earlier than expected, especially since those lower-leg injuries are tough to rehab from.

Now, they’ll need Thomas as badly as ever. The Saints are 3-2.

Sure, they’re among the best teams in the NFC at this moment. However, they’ve survived two games in which they’ve had to come back from down 14 or more. They could have easily been 0-5, having trailed in all five games.

To end the season as one of the best teams in the conference, they’ll need 2019 Michael Thomas to return. Thomas was the league leader in yards and receptions last season. He was absolutely dominant.

With Drew Brees‘ declining arm strength and Thomas’ prowess over the middle, they’ll need more of him as the season continues. With teams like Kansas City on the schedule, Thomas will get an easy matchup with the Panthers in Week 7.

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It’s time for the NFL to remember who the league’s best receiver is, and he’ll need to make that title his again in Week 7. If not, it could lead to more struggle in the Big Easy.