The New Orleans Saints may have experienced a disappointing ending to a season that featured a 13-3 record. However, they fell well short of achieving their goals, but it certainly wasn’t at the fault of Michael Thomas.
Earlier in the offseason, the Saints made some intriguing changes to their offense. They managed to pair Thomas with a more talented No. 2 receiver by swapping out Ted Ginn Jr. with Emmanuel Sanders. This should provide more balance in New Orleans’ offense.
The offensive line was a problem during the Saints’ loss to the Minnesota Vikings in the Wild Card Round, particularly Larry Warford. New Orleans used the 2020 NFL Draft to select Cesar Ruiz in the first round to start at the center spot and insert Erik McCoy at guard.
In 2019, Thomas managed to lead the NFL in total receptions for a second-consecutive season. He totaled 185 targets, 149 catches, 1,725 yards, and nine touchdowns, providing one of the greatest single-season statistical performances by a receiver in NFL history.
With that being said, let’s take a look at what we can expect from Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas in the 2020 NFL season.