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Saints’ Michael Thomas up for Pepsi Rookie of the Week

Michael Thomas had a highlight reel catch and a big day against the 49ers, and he’s up for a weekly NFL award.

NFL: New Orleans Saints at San Francisco 49ers Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints rookie wide receiver Michael Thomas can no longer remain the NFL’s best kept secret. Thomas continues to shine each week that he plays, and you’d swear the chemistry between him and Drew Brees has been years in the making. He finds himself on the Pepsi Rookie of the Week ballot for his Week 9 performance.

Against the 49ers in Week 9, Thomas hauled in five catches for 73 yards and two touchdowns. However, it was this catch that left us all with our jaw hanging as teams are quickly finding that he lives up to his Twitter handle @CantGuardMike.

You can vote for Thomas here by clicking here, or tweet Thomas and #NFLROTW from your Twitter account. You have up until Friday at 2 p.m. CST to cast your vote, and the winner will be announced on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and also on