Most NFL analysts would probably tell you Michael Thomas is the best wide receiver in football. The reigning Offensive Player of the Year and two-time All-Pro was scheduled to head to Las Vegas next week for a Monday Night Football matchup with the Raiders. That is not longer happening.
Drew Brees and the Saints will be coming to Vegas without Thomas due to a high ankle sprain that is expected to have him out several weeks according to ESPN’s Tom Pelissero.
Thomas is as tough as they come and surely will try to defy that timeline. But it’ll be a battle.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 15, 2020
No doubt Brees will still find some targets who can step up for him. The great quarterbacks always make their receivers better, after all. But Thomas’s loss is still a significant one. He figured to be the toughest test for the Raiders young secondary this season.
The Saints won their season-opening game over the Buccaneers despite Thomas catching three passes for just 17 yards. Thanks in part to a five-catch, 80-yard day from former Raiders tight end Jared Cook.