Saints’ WR Michael Thomas Aims to Break NFL’s Reception Record Again

New Orleans Saints' wide receiver Michael Thomas in 2018. Photo by Stephen Lew/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9884388o)

The New Orleans Saints’ wideout Michael Thomas has already set some big goals for himself ahead of the 2020 NFL season. After breaking the NFL’s single-season reception record in 2019, Thomas wants to do it again this year.

Thomas finished the past season with 149 catches, surpassing Marvin Harrison’s all-time record of 143. The 27-year-old player also did this in just 15 games, which is why he believes he can be even better in 2020.

“Yeah, I think I can break it again,” Thomas told the Saints’ official website over the weekend.

It wouldn’t be a big surprise if Thomas managed to pull this off somehow, as his season receptions numbers increased in each year since he entered the league in 2016.

“It’s just kind of like what I do,” said Thomas. “At my position, I set real high goals and try to accomplish them along with winning football games, and helping out the people around me.”

So far, Michael Thomas has been pretty successful in achieving high goals. He already holds the NFL records for most receptions in player’s first two, first three, and first four seasons in the league. He never had less than 1,137 receiving yards, and in 2019 he had a career-high and league-leading 1,725 receiving yards.

Thomas has three Pro Bowl appearances and two First-team All-Pro selections. He also has NFL Offensive Player of the Year award from last season, becoming the first wide receiver since legendary Jerry Rice to get it.