The New Orleans Saints still don’t know who their quarterback is going to be come Week 1. Between the chaotic play style of Jameis Winston and the passing limitations brought by Taysom Hill, New Orleans has a lot to figure out.
One thing it will not have to worry about is Michael Thomas, barring injury. Thomas missed a majority of last season with a high ankle injury. He suffered the injury in the first game of the season and only started 5 games. In those games, Thomas was still effective, catching 40 passes for 438 yards, but he failed to score.
WynnBET sees Thomas returning to form in 2021, giving him the second-best odds to lead the league in receiving. Thomas’ odds are set at +800, right behind Stefon Diggs at +700. Although Thomas doesn’t know who his quarterback will be, he is not a bad bet.
The last time he was healthy, Thomas led the league in receiving (1,725 yards) and broke the NFL record for most receptions in a single season (149). The season before that, 2018, Thomas led the league in receptions as well with 125.
It is clear that Thomas is an elite receiver and the Saints will feature him heavily in their offense. As a top receiver, Thomas should also serve as a security blanket for whoever is taking snaps under center.
While it will be an adjustment to learn the tendencies of a new quarterback, Thomas has shown that he is well equipped to do so. Before last year, Thomas had recorded at least 1,100 yards each year. Now that he’s back, the Saints and their fans should expect nothing less than greatness from Thomas.