Michael Thomas Sep 11, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) celebrates after a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

As Derek Carr gets comfortable with his new team after joining the New Orleans Saints this offseason, it’s looking like he already has a new favorite wide receiver: Michael Thomas.

This week, Derek Carr explained that Michael Thomas was a big reason why he decided to sign with the Saints, revealing that he talked to him a lot over the offseason. Now that they’re able to start working together, Carr is already impressed by what he sees from Thomas, even if he is still limited in practice.

“If he went out there and ran certain routes right now, I’d know exactly what he was going to do and I’d put it on him,” Carr said according to Pro Football Talk. “It’s just cool to have him in the building. Everyone was excited to see him. Everybody loves him here, they love his work ethic, they love his competitiveness, his leadership, the way he practices, the way he prepares.”

Thomas is working his way back into the lineup after playing just 10 games the past three seasons due to injuries. And while those injuries aren’t necessarily ideal, Carr points out that even the injury history points to how hard Thomas works on the field.

“He’s such a worker, that’s probably why injuries happen, when you play that way and work that hard,” Carr said. “You don’t ask a guy like that to tone down.”

We’ll have to see how these two perform together this season, but it’s clear that they already have a strong chemistry.

[Pro Football Talk]