New Orleans Saints Reach Record 5-Year Deal With WR Michael Thomas
The Michael Thomas holdout is over as the WR and the Saints have reached a blockbuster deal to make him the highest-paid receiver in the league.
The star receiver's training camp holdout is officially over after he got the extension he was looking for.
According to NFL insiders Ian Rapoport and Adam Schefter, Thomas and the Saints have agreed on a five-year $100 million extension with $61 million guaranteed. That is the most guaranteed money for a non-quarterback offensive player in NFL history.
Thomas has been amazing on the field over the last three seasons and now the Saints will have him through 2024. If you need a refresher on how important Thomas is to the Saints offense, this overview from Brian Baldinger says it all.
Thomas was a second-round pick out of Ohio State in the 2016 draft and almost immediately found chemistry with quarterback Drew Brees. His production only increased over time as Thomas put up record numbers with 125 catches last season.
The Saints know that the clock is ticking with Drew Brees—and Thomas was a must-have if they had any Super Bowl aspirations for this season—but now this extension means that Saints fans will enjoy his spectacular work on and off the field long after Drew is gone.