After a productive 2019, New Orleans Saints star wide receiver Michael Thomas hopes to make more history in the upcoming season. The three-time Pro Bowler is not only aiming for better numbers but also to win more games for his team in 2020.
According to Pro Football Talk featured in NBC Sports:
Thomas was the player who broke Harrison’s record by catching 149 passes last season and the prospect of becoming the first NFL player with 150 catches in a season came up during a Sunday conference call. Thomas said “I think I can break it again.”
“It’s just kind of like what I do,” Thomas said, via the team’s website. “At my position, I set real high goals and try to accomplish them along with winning football games, and helping out the people around me. It’s kind of like, you have goals at the beginning of the season and you kind of just chase them all year. I feel like, in my head, I was going to get it eventually. I don’t really drop too many passes, so when it comes to that I just had to stay consistent and more consistent and take advantage of my opportunities and it just added up faster.”
The Ohio State Buckeye was a dynamic weapon for quarterback Drew Brees last season. He recorded 1,725 receiving yards on 149 receptions and scored 9 touchdowns en route to another Pro Bowl appearance. His steady play eventually established him as a household name in the league.
Thomas has tallied 470 career catches, which is good for fourth in franchise history. He needs 63 more in order to move past Joe Horn and Eric Martin into second place. The 2019 NFL Offensive Player of the Year is looking to accomplish the feat and etch his name in the record books in the upcoming season.
More importantly, Thomas will be aiming to bring his team back on top of the NFC South mountain which they dominated last season with a 13-3 record.
With the return of Drew Brees and the addition of Jameis Winston and Emmanuel Sanders, the Saints are all in to book a trip to the Super Bowl stage in 2020.