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It’s quickly becoming apparent that New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is already one of the best players at his position in the NFL.

Still in just his third season, the former second-round pick continues to make opposing defenses look silly. The Cincinnati Bengals were his latest victim on the Saints’ initial drive Sunday in Cincinnati.

Facing a second-and-goal from the Bengals’ seven-yard line, Thomas put up one of the most ridiculous touchdown catches we’ve seen this season.



The broadcast on Fox had to actually run through multiple replays to confirm that Thomas did in fact come away with the catch. Given Drew Brees was nowhere near accurate on the pass, his top receiver saved the day.

Now, through the first eight-plus games of the season, Thomas has caught 74-of-83 targets. Yeah, that’s what would be an NFL record 89.2 catch rate. Just ridiculous.