Michael Thomas quietly becoming one of best at his position

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Saints receiver Michael Thomas made 92 catches for 1,137 yards and nine touchdowns as a rookie. His second season was just as good, or better, with 104 catches for 1,245 yards and five touchdowns. So what does his third season hold?

Just keep going,” Thomas said, via Josh Katzenstein of the Times-Picayune.

Antonio Brown and DeAndre Hopkins made the All-Pro team at receiver last season. Julio Jones and Adam Thielen made the second team. Brown has played eight seasons, Hopkins five, Jones seven and Thielen four.

Thomas is close to joining the “elite” conversation.

“I feel like that will come,” Thomas said. “When you look at the guys that are the top receivers in the league, they’ve all played multiple years ahead of me. I feel like I’m staying consistent. It’s [two years into my career], so everybody wants to see what I’m going to do next. I feel like that’s what makes it fun. That’s what I live for, to be able to take that next step and then see what [people] say.

“Once the numbers line up, I’ll be right there with the best of them.”

The additions of Cameron Meredith in free agency and Tre'Quan Smith as a third-round draft pick should help Thomas continue to do what he does.

13 responses to “Michael Thomas quietly becoming one of best at his position

  1. I ignore numbers of receivers who play with a great QB. Not difficult to put up great stats playing with a QB like Brees.

  2. Take nothing away from Thomas. He caught what was thrown to him and produced.

    I will say, that Hopkins has had about 10 systems in 5 years and I can’t imagine if he had a real QB all those years. Watson didn’t play a full season, so we shall see if he can stay on the field.

  3. patsfan4lifesbchamps – Does that apply to Jerry Rice, too? What about Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne, or Andre Reed? Antonio Brown also has spent his entire career playing with a future HOF.
    Weak argument, bro.

  4. While I understand the argument against getting excited about Thomas joining the elite…. let’s make sure we understand something here.

    Davante Adams is a chump. (Insert any one of 30 non-elite recievers) > Adams

  5. Mega Haters on here.

    I think the opposite.

    Drew Brees has become mortal and guys like this keep him floating near that upper echelon, a place he hasn’t really belonged for about AT LEAST 4 years.

    And Before the worshipers come after me, here are the Saints’ W-L records since 2012.

    2012: 7-9
    2014: 7-9
    2015: 7-9
    2016: 7-9

    See a trend?

  6. hes a big dawg, but the saints need more receivers so that when they go 5 wide every player is a great option. yall know what im talking abt, the classic saints 4 piece from like 2007 to 2011.
    hopefully so more big dawgs emerge before the start of the season

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