Nike said Jordan Brand signed Michael Thomas, wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints, as a brand ambassador

Since going pro in 2016, Thomas set the record for most receptions in his first two seasons (196). He also set his team’s single-season receptions record (104) and was selected to play in the 2018 NFL Pro Bowl. Thomas was a member of the 2014 National College Football Championship team.

“Blessed, honored and privileged were just a few of the emotions that came over me when I received that call from the Jordan Brand inviting me to join their elite family,” says Thomas.

The fact that he shares the same first name as the brand’s icon isn’t lost on him. “I always felt like I had a special connection to MJ. Yes, I, too, wanted to be like Mike. Whether it’s the weight room, film study or on the football field, I refuse to settle for second. This mentality has driven me to where I am today, and I hope that I can continue the brand’s legacy by inspiring the next generation to be like Mike.”

Thomas joins a family of 50-plus members across all sports who represent the Jordan Brand.

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