2. He has help now
Michael Thomas is a special receiver but what makes him special is not just the great hands, and crisp route running. But he can be effective at catching passes when everyone knows who’s getting the ball.
When it comes to the passing game of the New Orleans Saints it’s the “Michael Thomas Show.” Thomas has caught the ball over 75 percent of the time throughout his career. That’s unbelievable for a guy who gets doubled, even tripled most of the time.
Can you imagine what he could do if he saw more man coverage? This year he will get an opportunity to do so.
Chris Olave, the Saints’ first-round pick out of Ohio State, and newly signed five-time Pro-Bowler and Louisiana native Jarvis Landry are going to give Thomas some much-needed help in the passing game. This is help that Thomas hasn’t seen since Brandin Cooks was in the Big Easy back in 2016.
Thomas will see more one-on-one action because of Olave and Landry’s playmaking ability. This will free up Thomas to be an even bigger weapon than he has been in years past.