3 Potential Trade Destinations for Michael Thomas

Where will Michael Thomas play next season?

By: Chris Moore

The 2021 NFL season is almost to a close, and we still don’t have any idea what happened to Michael Thomas and his relationship with the Saints. Earlier in the year, Thomas stated he would miss the rest of this year due to his ankle injury, but it’s clear Thomas’ relationship with the Saints is rather murky. Before the season started, reports were released saying that Thomas was budding heads with the Saints management and went against their recommendations on his ankle injury.

This isn’t the first time Thomas had an issue with the team. Last season in week 5, Thomas was suspended by the Saints for punching a teammate in practice. Thomas has had multiple problems with the Saints, and after missing nearly two full seasons in back-to-back years, the Saints might be done with Thomas in 2022. A potential trade involving Thomas could be looming in 2022. Let’s get into the possible trade destinations.

New England Patriots

Do you know who traded for a superstar receiver who was upset and had a poor relationship with his former team? That’s right, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. Belichick traded for Randy Moss back in the day, and while the Patriots are rolling this season with their new franchise quarterback Mac Jones. They still lack a number one receiver for Jones.  Thomas would elevate the Patriots’ offense to a new level in 2022. The Saints wouldn’t have to trade Thomas inside the conference, and the Patriots get their QB a new weapon.

Los Angeles Chargers

While this may come as a surprise, I think the Chargers could be a potential landing spot for Thomas in 2022. While Mike Williams has had a resurgence this season for the Chargers, he is 27 years old. While the Chargers may resign Williams, the Chargers could need another big target receiver for Justin Herbert if Williams leaves. The Chargers offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi also has ties to Michael Thomas, as Lombardi was the Saints quarterback coach for the past five seasons.

Kansas City Chiefs

While this one may be a long shot, the Kansas City Chiefs could take a chance on Thomas. The Chiefs are missing another weapon on offense, besides Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill. Adding Thomas would instantly make the Chiefs’ offense borderline unstoppable. I think we see the Chiefs add another receiver this off-season, as they already tried to bring in Juju Smith-Schuster before the season began, and with Kelce getting older, the Chiefs need another weapon in the passing game besides Hill.

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