Saints’ Michael Thomas Breaks Single-Season Reception Record

It's not the only record Thomas broke Sunday

Wide receiver Michael Thomas of the New Orleans Saints makes a pass reception as cornerback Logan Ryan of the Tennessee Titans tackles during the third quarter in the game at Nissan Stadium on December 22, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Wide receiver Michael Thomas of the New Orleans Saints makes a pass reception as cornerback Logan Ryan of the Tennessee Titans tackles during the third quarter in the game at Nissan Stadium on December 22, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
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New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas has officially broken Marvin Harrison’s long-standing NFL record for catches in a single season, catching his 143rd, 144th and 145th passes of the season in the fourth quarter against the Tennessee Titans.

Harrison’s record of 143 stood for 17 years before being broken by Thomas, who made some more history by breaking the NFL record for the most catches in the first four seasons of a career (he’s currently at 466). Thomas also broke the record for most receiving yards through a player’s first four seasons, passing Randy Moss’s previous record of 5,396 yards.

“Well, Mike Thomas gets open. So that’s first and foremost,” quarterback Drew Brees said about the receiver recently. “Listen, I’ve got so much trust and confidence in him. And we’ve got a lot of time on task together. So much of our offense has nuances to it, as far as the route being run and the direction that you can go or the angle that you can take based upon how the defender is playing you or the defense or the safety or whatever it might be. And we’ve just had a lot of time together, so there’s that trust and anticipation. He knows when the ball is coming out. He knows where it’s gonna be. He knows where he needs to be.”

The Saints beat the Titans 38-28.

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