There appears to be a little tension inside the Saints organization. New Orleans’ star wide receiver Michael Thomas posted a response on social media to recent reports regarding his relationship with the franchise. These reports suggested that Thomas spent much of the offseason avoiding the team seeking updates on his injury. He had this to say about the matter.
The picture sends a rather cryptic message. The post suggests that he has another version of the story that would reflect poorly on another party. The head coach has done his part in trying to dissolve the situation by not discussing it. When asked about Michael Thomas’ tweet, Sean Payton stated the following.
“I don’t want to have a press conference based on social media.�Sean Payton
What this means for the Saints moving forward is unclear at the moment. Michael Thomas’ injury has him slated to miss a significant portion of the upcoming NFL season. With this development added into the fray, we can only guess how it’ll all translate onto the field. All we know for certain is that without him, a great challenge lies ahead for the New Orleans Saints this year.
Michael Thomas with the Saints
The Saints drafted Michael Thomas with the 47th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He burst onto the scene in New Orleans, becoming one of the best pass-catchers in the league in short order. He led the league in receptions from 2017-2019, leading in that department by a considerable margin each year. Through their considerable talents, he and RB Alvin Kamara have headlined one of the most consistent offenses in football.
2020 saw Thomas take a step back. Off-track from his typical output, he only played seven games in the regular season. That ankle injury he tended to this offseason had apparently been nagging him since Week One of last year. Michael Thomas will begin the season on the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) list as he recovers from surgery.