Saints’ Michael Thomas needs to be in your Top 5

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wide receiver conversations We’re nearing the end of our focus pieces from Football Outsiders Customized New Orleans Saints Jerseys , which have all centered around questions related to the New Orleans Saints. The latest topic involves wide receiver Michael Thomas, who has been living up to his ‘Can’t Guard Mike’ reputation in his first two seasons.Michael Thomas is in some Top 5 wide receiver conversations, where did he shine most last season and why?It’s hard to run out of good things to say when it comes to Michael Thomas. In his second season, Thomas compiled 104 receptions for 1,245 yards and 5 touchdowns on 149 targets. It was his second straight 1,000-yard receiving season. He set the Saints single season record for receptions in 2017, surpassing Jimmy Graham’s old 2011 mark. He also set an NFL record for most receptions through the first two seasons, which was previously held by Jarvis Landry (194) from 2014-2015. Thomas also became the first Saints wide receiver to make the Pro Bowl since Joe Horn (2004).Thomas finished 6th in the NFL in receiving yardage, just 31 yards shy of Adam Thielen (1,276 yards). Ahead of Thielen and Thomas were DeAndre Hopkins, Keenan Allen www.authenticsneworleanssaints.com , Julio Jones, and Antonio Brown. Thomas did finish third in the NFL in receptions behind Larry Fitzgerald and Jarvis Landry, and also accounted for 70 Saints first downs (third-highest receiving total in league). Michael Thomas also kicked it into another gear in his first postseason action, tallying 8 receptions for 131 yards on 9 targets against the Panthers in the Wild Card win. He followed that up by having a 7-catch, 85-yard, 2-touchdown outing against a stellar Vikings defense in which he got off to a slow start.As Kacsmar mentioned, getting into the end zone more in 2018 could pole vault him into Top 5 receiver conversations more, and there’s little to suggest that Thomas can’t get there.As good as Thomas has been for the Saints, the reality is that when it comes time to lock him on his next deal, that contract will probably give him some ‘stupid money’. If Brandin Cooks can get a 6-year, $88 million deal from the Rams and Stefon Diggs can get a 5-year New Orleans Saints T-Shirt , $72 million extension from the Vikings, then how much can Michael Thomas get?Lance Moore Dances From Unheralded Into The Saints Hall of Fame Lance Moore had a fitting cap to his playing career last Thursday, when the announcement came that he would be inducted into the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame. Moore joins running back Pierre Thomasand photographer Michael C. Hebert in this year's class, and is the fifth wideout inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame, which was established in 1987. Photo by Matthew Sharpe/Getty ImagesLance Moore entered the NFL in 2005 as an undrafted rookie out of the University of Toledo, signing with the Cleveland Browns. He left college as the only player in school history to have over 1,000 yards receiving multiple times, and his 14 receiving touchdowns during his senior year set a Rockets single season record. Moore's career with the Browns never got started, as he was cut during the preseason, but was quickly snatched up by the Saints and placed on their practice squad. He was allocated to NFL Europe in 2006, where he played for the Berlin Thunder. He was activated by the Saints during the 2006 season New Orleans Saints Hats , playing in four games and catching 1 pass for 10 yards. Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty ImagesMoore became a bigger part of the Saints in 2007. He appeared in all 16 games for the first time, starting four, catching 32 passes for 302 yards and two scores while also averaging 9.3 yards as the team's regular punt returner. When the Saints top wideout Marques Colston missed time with injury during the 2008 season, Moore stepped up into a prominent role and led the Saints in every receiving category. He caught 79 passes for 928 yards and his 10 touchdowns was the 3rd highest total in team history, only 1 of 4 Saints to have over ten receiving scores in a season. He missed over half of the 2009 season with injury, but Moore returned in time to be an integral part of the Saints run to a Super Bowl championship. Moore would again lead the team in receiving scores in 2010, crossing the goal line 8 times, while finishing second on the team with 66 receptions for 763 yards. He scored 8 more touchdowns in 2011 as part of one of the most devastating passing attacks in NFL history. Moore became 1 of just 11 players in franchise history to have over 1,000 yards receiving in a season in 2012, finishing second on the team with 1,041 yards on 65 receptions and adding six touchdowns. Moore left the Saints after the 2013 season New Orleans Saints Hoodie , playing with the Steelers and Lions for one season each after his departure. He briefly contemplated playing with the rival Atlanta Falcons in 2016, electing instead to retire, re-joining the Saints on a 1-day contract for the official announcement. Lance Moore finished his New Orleans career with the 5th most receptions (346) and receiving touchdowns (38) in franchise history, while his 4,281 receiving yards ranks seventh. He was an undersized wideout, listed at 5'9, 177-lbs., but was a huge part of the prolific Saints passing attack. Hisincredible twisting, acrobatic reception of a 2-pt conversion late in the 4th quarter of the Saints Super Bowl XLIV win over the Indianapolis Colts was part of the go-ahead score in the franchise's 31-17 championship victory and provided an unforgettable moment for a long-suffering fan base. It was also a perfect representation of this Hall of Famers' career, as an unlikely source making the ultimate play at crucial moments time and time again. Photo by Elsa/Getty ImagesCongratulations Lance Moore!

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