Michael Thomas named NFL's Offensive Player of the Year

Amos Morale III
February 01, 2020 - 5:32 pm
New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas (13) during NFC Practice at ESPN Wide World of Sports.

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New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas is the NFL's Offensive Player of the Year. 

The fourth-year player out of Ohio State became the just the second receiver to win the award as Hall-of-Famer Jerry Rice earned the honor in 1987 and 1993.

“I would like to thank everyone involved in helping me achieve this incredible honor tonight,” Thomas said in a new release. “Obviously there are a lot of great players in the NFL and great candidates for this award who also had outstanding seasons. Without the help, hard work and support of my teammates and my coaches none of this is possible. Whenever you receive an award like this, it is not won by one person. To have such great teammates that put me in position to make plays and help our team win football games makes me feel so blessed.”

Thomas set the NFL's record for receptions in a single season this year snagging 149 passes for a franchise record 1,725 yards. He also lead the Saints with nine touchdown receptions. 

The first-team AP All-Pro selection is the second Saint to win the award as Drew Brees earned the honor in 2008 and 2011. 

 

 

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