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Michael Thomas

New Orleans Saints
Wide Receiver #13
New Orleans Saints
Wide Receiver #13
Photo: Icon Sportswire

Personal

Age 28
Birthdate March 3, 1993
Height 6'3"
Weight 212 lb

Draft

College Ohio State
Year 2016
Pick Round: 2, Overall: 47
Team NO

Fantasy Value

Player News RotoWire

Michael Thomas: Shifts to reserve/COVID-19 list

The Saints transferred Thomas (ankle) from the reserve/PUP list Tuesday to the reserve/COVID-19 list, Field Yates of ESPN reports. He tested positive for the virus, according to Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston.

Analysis: Thomas becomes the first Saints player to go on the COVID-19 list after the Associated Press reported earlier Tuesday that six unidentified New Orleans coaching staff members and one player tested positive for the virus. Provided he doesn't experience any overly severe symptoms on the virus, Thomas' timeline for making his 2021 debut shouldn't be affected. After opening the campaign on the PUP list while recovering from June surgery on his left ankle, Thomas was already slated to miss the first six weeks of the regular season. He'll first be eligible to return Oct. 25 in Seattle following the Saints' Week 6 bye.

Sep. 14, 2021 1:48 PM EST

Player Stats

YEAR TM GM Receiving Rushing
REC TGT % YDS TD YPC ATT YDS YPC TD FUM
2016 NO 16 92 121 76.0 1,137 9 12.4 0 0 0 0 2
2017 NO 16 104 149 69.8 1,245 5 12.0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 NO 16 125 147 85.0 1,405 9 11.2 0 0 0 0 2
2019 NO 16 149 185 80.5 1,725 9 11.6 1 -9 -9.0 0 0
2020 NO 13 40 55 72.7 438 0 10.9 1 1 1.0 0 0

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Michael Thomas Biography

 

Childhood and high school

Michael Thomas, who is was born on march 3, 1993 in Los Angeles, California. He attended high school at Woodland hills. One of his biggest highlights was during his senior year, where he led the state with one thousand six hundred fifty six yards. That same year, he also scored twenty one touchdowns.

College

Thomas began his college football career at Ohio State in 2012 where he played in eleven games, but he only ran twenty two yards. He was redshirted his scheduled sophomore year, and he began his second season of play in 2014 as a backup. However, he wouldn't have to wait long before he was promoted to a starting position to go on to end the season with nine touchdowns and the team lead

in receptions with fifty four for seven hundred ninety nine yards. In January 2016, he announced his intent to enter the 2016 NFL Draft. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints a few months later.

NFL Draft

Despite a projection of being picked in round two or three during the NFL Combine, there was a of forward thinking optimism regarding his NFL career. His height, weight, and speed made him perfect for the position. He also had a strong vertical push that would intimidate even the strongest of cornerbacks. However, the agents also noted that he would be easily intimidated by the more aggressive cornerbacks.

2016 NFL season

Thomas was drafted for his rookie NFL season with the New Orleans Saints on April 29, 2016 when he signed a four year contract with $2.6o million guaranteed salary. He started in the 2016 season against Oakland Raiders. The season ended on a good note with him setting team records in for a rookie in touchdowns, receiving yards, and receptions.

In fact, Thomas has had such a successful first season that many are questioning why he was not higher up in the draft picks. He quickly learned to work well with the quarterback. Aside from the season ending records, another highlight during the season was running one hundred fifty four yards against the 2017 Super Bowl qualifiers, Atlanta Falcons.

Another question many are asking is why Thomas was not on the Pro Bowl roster. The lack of promotion is being chalked up to politics.

Personal Life

He is the nephew of NFL receiver Keyshawn Johnson. Beginning in his college career, Houston Texans star, DeAndre Hopkins mentored him. Follow Michael Thomas on Twitter here.