New Orleans Saints wideout Michael Thomas is coming off a monster season. The 6’ 3”, 212-pound receiver hauled in a league-high 125 receptions, along with 1,405 yards and nine touchdowns in 2018. He also led the NFL with an impressive 82.9 percent catch rate and received first team All Pro honors.
In the midst of this career year, Thomas and his former agent David Mulugheta decided to part ways. Being without representation since November, the former Buckeye has recently decided to sign with Andrew Kessler of Athletes First.
Entering the final year of his rookie deal, Thomas is eligible to receive a contract extension from New Orleans this offseason. Last August, Odell Beckham Jr. signed a massive five-year $95 million extension with the New York Giants that could serve as a benchmark for Thomas’ impending deal. However, with a loaded 2020 free-agent receiving class including AJ Green, Tyreek Hill, and Amari Cooper, Thomas and Kessler may remain patient and test this potentially lucrative market. In support of his number one target, Drew Brees offered notable praise by stating “I mean, look at the numbers, look at the results and I can tell you as a teammate, as his quarterback, there’s not a guy who prepares harder, works harder in practice” per 247 sports. All things considered, New Orleans should do whatever they can to keep Michael Thomas in a Saints uniform.