New Orleans Saints star receiver Michael Thomas has played just 10 games over the past three seasons, but he’s set to make his return this season, and it sounds like he’s excited about the possibility of playing alongside new quarterback Derek Carr.
Last week, Derek Carr made it clear that he already had a great relationship with Michael Thomas, revealing that Thomas was a big reason he ultimately signed with the team. And now, Thomas is reciprocating those feelings.
“Oh, he’s been amazing,” Thomas said according to Katherine Terrell of ESPN. “Amazing. I can’t wait to play with him and just be out there and execute and create something special with him, a connection, you know? Just like, the way he demands the huddle, the sense of urgency, just the way he handles himself, he’s a pro.
“He’s great for these young guys to see, his demeanor. Just everything, just watching him, from when he gets in the building. Kind of how Drew [Brees] was, you could watch Drew … you could learn from him, the locker room you could learn from him.”
Thomas raved about Carr, saying “He wants to win just like I want to win.”
“He’s just very disciplined. He’s on top of his stuff. He came here for a reason,” Thomas said. “That’s the same type of confidence I hear in his voice — he came here for a reason, he came here to win. You can feel the sense of urgency. He loves ball. It’s not hard working with him. … He tells me what to do, I tell him where I’m going to be, and we’re on the same page. We can execute at a high level.”
It will be interesting to see how the two are able to work together this coming season.