Michael Thomas on catches record: 'I think I can break it again'


Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas broke the NFL's record for catches in a single season last year. 

The Pro Bowler caught an historic 149 passes in 2019, breaking Marvin Harrison's record of 143 which stood since 2002.

"At my position I set real high goals and I try to accomplish them along with winning football games and helping out the people around me," Thomas said Sunday. "It is kind of just like something that keeps you (motivated), you know, we have goals at the beginning of the season and you kind of just chase them all year."

Thomas' coach said over the summer that they'd like to see him break more records and when asked if he could, the former Ohio State standout gave an answer they'd likely approve of.

“Yeah, I think I can break it again," he said.

Heading into his fifth season with the Saints, Thomas has established himself as one of the game's best players.  

He led the league in receiving yards last season and set NFL records for both receptions (470) and yards (5,512) by a player through his first four seasons. But Thomas is consistently focused on being better despite posting those eyepopping numbers.

“I pretty much stick to what I’ve done and what’s made me successful, correcting my weaknesses to catch those up the things I’m really good at," Thomas said. "Pretty much at the end of the day, it goes back to playing football, playing the game you have since you were a kid, using your experience to enhance your weaknesses.” 

Thomas said he has several goals this season, the main one is to get to a Super Bowl.

"It has been Super Bowl or bust since I got here," he said. "We just have to, like I said, correct those mistakes, those little mistakes that end up costing us big and make sure we take advantage of the opportunities."