Michael Thomas’s powerful faith story, trust, and patience.

Written by on February 12, 2022

Bengals defensive back Michael Thomas has perhaps the most incredible overcomer story of all the players planning to hit the field on Super Bowl Sunday.

Thomas didn’t have a team when the season started and was completely at peace with his situation, even if that meant the end of his career.

Then the Cincinnati Bengals called after their Week 4 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was signed to the team’s practice squad on Oct. 5, and now, just months later, he’s playing with Cincinnati in the NFL’s most important game of the year.

“God’s plans are far greater than ours, man … I wasn’t signed anywhere but I wasn’t stressing,” Thomas said on an episode of the Sports Spectrum Podcast. “I knew God had a plan for me regardless of what that is, but I was very content and ready to transition if I needed to.”

Throughout the season, Thomas would thank God in Instagram posts before taking the field on Sundays. The ritual has continued in the postseason.


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Kickoff from SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday. The game will be broadcast on NBC.

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