Michael Thomas Keeps Racking Up the Accolades As He Sets the Saints' Single-Season Receiving Yardage Record

By Johnny Ginter on December 30, 2018 at 6:05 pm
Former Ohio State player Michael Thomas
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MIchael Thomas has now officially made the Pro Bowl two years in a row, has the most receptions through three seasons in NFL history, and now has the most receiving yards in a single season in Saints history.

From the Saints' website:

Thomas, in his third season out of Ohio State, entered the game with 1,376 yards on 120 catches. He moved past [Joe] Horn's mark of 1,399 in the second half. Horn set the record in 2004 on 94 receptions. Thomas set the mark in the fourth quarter with a six-yard reception to give him 1,405 yards.

What's crazy about Thomas is that as great as he's been, it seems like he's only getting better and more efficient with each passing season. Not just in terms of total passes caught and yardage, but also in terms of efficiency. He's been targeted roughly the same amount of times as last season, but has increased his catch total by almost two dozen.

Congrats to Thomas, who has quickly evolved into one of the best receivers in the league, if not the best.

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