It appears that Michael Thomas is getting his wish.
The New Orleans Saints star wide receiver has reportedly wanted to become the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL. Multiple media reports early Wednesday morning are stating that the Saints and Thomas have agreed to a record-breaking contract.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted out the following, “The record-breaking $100M deal that WR Michael Thomas & the Saints have agreed to include $61M in New Guaranteed Money, which is the most in NFL history for a Non-QB offensive player. This massive extension was negotiated by @DavidMulugheta and Andrew Kessler of Athletes First.”
Ian Rapoport also confirmed the signing by tweeting out, “The #Saints & star WR Michael Thomas have reached a blockbuster, 5 yr $100M extension. This contract makes Thomas the highest-paid WR in NFL History. He’s also the first non-QB offensive player to sign a $100M contract. Agents @DavidMulugheta & Andrew Kessler negotiated the deal.”
The 2016 second-round draft pick quickly became one of the favorite targets of Drew Brees. Thomas holds the NFL record for most receptions (321) by a player through his first three seasons, and he also led the league in receptions in 2018.
In his three seasons, the 6-foot-3, 212-pound has 3,787 receiving yards, 23 touchdowns while earning Pro Bowl honors twice (2017, 2018) and earned first-team All-Pro honors once (2018).