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Baltimore Ravens' quarterback Lamar Jackson is going to win the NFL MVP, and there's a good chance that Seattle Seahawks' quarterback Russell Wilson will finish runner up. There's a case to be made, though, that New Orleans Saints' star wide receiver Michael Thomas should win the Offensive Player of the Year, as he's perhaps established himself as the most dominant player at any position in the sport.
In the Saints' 38-28 win in Tennessee in Week 16, Thomas hauled in 12 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown. It was his seventh game in 2019 with at least 120 receiving yards. It was his ninth game this season with at least 10 receptions, which is a fitting way to note that he broke Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison's record for receptions in a single season, a record that had stood since 2002.
A year ago, Thomas was an All-Pro, as he led the NFL with 125 catches, while also tallying 1,405 yards and nine touchdowns. The Saints rewarded the fourth-year pro with a five-year/$96.25 million extension prior to the season, guaranteeing him over $60 million. Thomas, still only 26, has rewarded the Saints in turn with one of the greatest individual seasons that a wide receiver has ever had. He's set a new record with 145 catches, and has 1,688 receiving yards entering the final week of the 2019 season, a staggering total.
Mind you, future Hall of Famer Drew Brees missed nearly six full games in 2019 with a thumb injury...
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