The New Orleans Saints have yet to see Michael Thomas take the field for them this season after he had surgery late in the offseason. It wasn’t a good situation and the relationship between the two sides definitely took a hit as a result.
Even with that being the case, the Saints haven’t traded Thomas despite the fractured relationship or that he has yet to suit up and play this season. If they traded him, yes, they’d save money and acquire some draft picks but they’d have no wide receivers, as we’ve seen through the first six games.
Sean Payton spoke with the media ahead of the Saints’ Week 8 matchup against the Buccaneers and said that there are no injury updates on Thomas.
Thomas would breathe some serious life into the wide receiver room, which has not looked good this season. This past week, Marquez Callaway had 32 yards receiving and every other receiver totaled just 11 yards (which came from Tre’Quan Smith on one catch). It’s been a gross effort, that’s for sure.
Thomas is only a few years removed from his Offensive Player of the Year season in which he had 1,725 yards and nine touchdowns off of 149 receptions. He struggled last year but injuries played a major part in that.
There are no updates regarding Michael Thomas’ return.
Saints fans want to see Thomas on the field because he’s the missing piece for this offense. Alvin Kamara is humming as always, Mark Ingram is back in the Big Easy, and Thomas could really take this offense to the next level.
New Orleans might end up trading for a receiver and doing so might indicate that they don’t foresee Thomas returning anytime soon.
Hopefully, Thomas is cleared to return soon and this offense can start looking as dominant as we know it can look.