NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints and Michael Thomas are holding a press conference just one day after a monster deal was reached with the wide receiver.
According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, wide receiver Michael Thomas has reached a five-year, $100 million extension deal with the Saints. This contract makes Thomas the highest paid WR in NFL History.
The Saints and Thomas had been working on a deal for quite some time.
In June, NFL insider Dianna Russini reported Thomas and the Saints were close to a monster deal in which Thomas would surpass the salary of former Newman product Odell Beckham Jr.
Beckham makes an average of $18 million a year.
Thomas was drafted in the second round in the 2016 NFL draft out of Ohio State University.
This is the final year for his rookie contract.
Thomas is coming off a career year in which he caught a franchise record 125 passes and 1,405 yards.
For his career, Thomas has had 321 catches for 3,787 yards and 23 touchdowns.