- Aug 1, 1997
- Reaction score
- Sunset, La
By Larry Holder, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
Michael Thomas likes to downplay his success in interviews and especially on Twitter. The problem there has become his own doing with how well the New Orleans Saints wide receiver played in his rookie season in 2016.
He ranked tied for sixth in receiving touchdowns with nine and ninth in the league in receiving yards (1,137) and receptions (92). Thomas also broke all of the notable Saints rookie receiving records, which meant passing all-time team great Marques Colston.
For all of that, VIZIO has named Thomas as one of five finalists for their "Top Value Performer" honor, along with the Dolphins' Jay Ajayi, the Chiefs' Spencer Ware, the Chargers' Tyrell Williams and the Raiders' Latavius Murray. The award recognizes the player who most exceeded the value of their contract.
I caught up with Thomas on Wednesday to discuss being nominated, along with some other questions about his rookie season and beyond:...
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