The Philadelphia Eagles get another of the game’s best in Week14.
New Orleans Saints star wideout Michael Thomas has been terrorizing opposing defenses so frequently that you’d think he was some savvy veteran that’s been playing the NFL game for ten seasons. In actuality, he hasn’t.
He’s only 27 years old, and despite the fact that this former second-round selection entered the NFL via the same draft class that gave the Eagles Carson Wentz and despite the fact that he’s already earned three Pro Bowl nods, two First-team All-Pro nominations, an NFL Offensive Player of the Year trophy, and, before all of that, a spot on the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie Team, get this. What’s scary is Thomas is fully capable of being even better than he is right now. We tend to forget that he’s still learning how to play the game.
They may have had the offseason disagreement, but in 2020, the ball will come Thomas’ way quite a bit with Drew Brees under center. Thomas can play just as physical as any NFL receiver, but there’s also a grace to his game. At six-foot-three and 212 pounds, he’s a full three inches taller than Slay and over 20 pounds heavier.
Thomas is a load for anyone to contain, even someone as talented as Slay. Expect this to be a game within the game when Philly and New Orleans renew acquaintances. This matchup could decide Philly’s fate in Week 14 and go a long way in telling us all just how good Slay is.
Michael Thomas’ regular-season stats in 2019: 16 games, 15 starts, 185 targets, 149 receptions, 1,725 receiving yards, 91 first downs, nine touchdowns