The Saints will no longer be at camp without star wide receiver Michael Thomas. Both parties agreed to a record-breaking deal making him the league’s highest-paid wide receiver, as first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport.
Thomas wanted to get paid and the Saints absolutely delivered. On top of being the highest-paid wide receiver, Thomas now becomes the first non-QB offensive player to sign a $100 million dollar contract. The Saints needed to ensure they’d retain their star wide receiver and now Thomas will happily be reporting to camp.
Since entering the league in 2016, Thomas has been an absolute force to reckoned with, racking up 321 receptions, 3787 yards, and 23 touchdowns. Thomas also led the league in receptions last year as he and quarterback Drew Brees have become one of the best quarterback and wide receiver combos in the league.
The Saints now have their star receiver back as they look to make another run at the Super Bowl this season. Thomas will look to continue to build on his already impressive resume and maintain his status as a top-five wide receiver in the league, now that he’s getting paid like the best in the league.