The New Orleans Saints have made Michael Thomas the highest-paid wide receiver by giving him a five-year, $100 million extension. He is the first offensive player, who isn’t a quarterback, to get a $100 million in a contract. The deal was first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
A contract had been rumored to be in the works, as Thomas was holding out heading into the fourth year of his rookie contract.
Thomas, 26, led the NFL with catches at 125 and also totaled 1,405 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. He was drafted in the second round by the Saints in the 2016 NFL Draft, but has risen to stardom quickly. The Ohio State alum has had over 1,000 yards in each of his first three seasons in the NFL.