The NFL world awoke on Thursday, ready for the season opening kickoff game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. That's when mercurial receiver Antonio Brown entered the spotlight once again.
News broke of Brown facing a potential team-imposed suspension after getting into a heated verbal exchange with general manager Mike Mayock. While many are deriding Brown for his incredible propensity for drama, a fellow NFL receiver is taking his side. Well, more of the anti-Mayock side.
Michael Thomas of the New Orleans Saints tweeted out his two cents on Thursday night, saying he would never take Mayock seriously considering that he ranked Thomas below five other receivers in the 2016 NFL Draft class.
Shots fired from the Big Easy!
In case you needed a bit of a history lesson, Thomas was selected in the second round of the draft that year. The wide receivers drafted ahead of him? Corey Coleman, Will Fuller, Josh Doctson, Laquon Treadwell, and Sterling Shepard. While Fuller and Shepard have had respectable careers so far, none of those five have reached the heights that Thomas has-- the guy is one of the nastiest playmakers in all of football.
While Thomas makes no mention of Brown, he still holds a chip on his shoulder from the former NFL Draft expert who ranked him the sixth-best receiver out of college in 2016.