Michael Thomas’ future with the New Orleans Saints remains murky. If they decide to trade him, there are plenty of teams out there who should be interested.
Over the summer, a disagreement between Michael Thomas and the Saints regarding his ankle turned ugly and trade rumors ran wild.
Things quieted down as the season began but Thomas is now nearing his return from injury.
He still hasn’t begun to practice yet, even though he’s eligible based on PUP rules, so New Orleans is on Thomas Watch for the next couple of weeks.
With the trade deadline coming even before then, there’s another watch that could be worth considering.
5 NFL teams that should trade for Michael Thomas
The Browns simply aren’t getting enough out of their receiving corps.
Tight end David Njoku leads the team in receiving while Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry have battled injuries and ineffectiveness for most of the season.
Cleveland needs to hedge their bets on those two and bring in another target for Baker Mayfield.
The fact that Michael Thomas is coming off an injury of his own could definitely throw some cold water on the idea. However, he’s been too consistent in his career to overlook. He would take the pressure off OBJ and Landry to feel like they have to play through their injuries, looking the worse for wear while doing it.