Saints 2022 Training Camp: Top 4 takeaways from Day 2

Leigh Oleszczak
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2. Michael Thomas limited but looks good

The biggest story of Day 1 was that Michael Thomas was not only back but looked solid. He made sure people knew how he felt about being doubted but the former Offensive Player of the Year in 2019 still has a ways to go before he can be that solid player again.

Thomas might be back but he’s limited in practice through two days of work. Luke Johnson noted that he didn’t run routes in the 7-on-7 or full team drills and also said that the Ohio State product “looked smooth again”.

Saints fans haven’t seen a healthy Thomas out on the field since that aforementioned 2019 season when he won the Offensive Player of the Year title. He missed a chunk of 2020 and didn’t find the end zone in the regular season for the first time in his career, then he went on to miss all of the 2021 campaign.

With Chris Olave and Jarvis Landry also on the roster, the pressure isn’t on Thomas as much this year but it’s still important for him to bounce back and help this offense. The team is so much better when Michael Thomas is at his best.

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