Posted: 8/01/2019 5:08 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas, who on Wednesday, July 31, signed a lucrative second contract, told general manager Mikey Loomis that he plans to sign a third contract with the Saints. 'After I signed that deal I told Mickey I'll be back to do a third deal,' Thomas said. 'Now it's on to the next goal. You're now the highest-paid, now you've got to go earn it. So that's the biggest thing I'm trying to do. I'm trying to earn every penny of it.'
Huddle Up: Thomas has caught 321 passes in three seasons with the Saints, including an NFL-most 125 last season and remains a locked-in WR1 in all fantasy formats.
Posted: 7/31/2019 1:07 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas agreed to a five-year, $100 million extension Wednesday, July 31. The deal includes $61 million guaranteed, and he becomes the highest-paid receiver in the league, through the 2024 season.
Huddle Up: Thomas is a top-flight receiver and is one of the safest bets to use a top-half first-round pick on in fantasy.
Posted: 7/25/2019 4:07 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas is seeking a new contract and has not reported to the team's training facility as of Thursday, July 25. The Saints begin training-camp practices on Friday, July 26.
Huddle Up: Something to obviously keep a close eye on as Thomas accounted for 32.8 percent of Drew Brees' 381 completions last season and is a top-five fantasy wideout entering drafts this summer.
Posted: 7/11/2019 2:07 am UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas has logged 321 receptions since entering the NFL, and he is the only player in league history to record at least 300 catches in his first three seasons.
Huddle Up: Thomas is one of the most dependable receivers in the league and the go-to option for Drew Brees. He's locked in for another season of WR1 production.
Posted: 6/21/2019 3:06 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas' asking price has come down to $22 million per year, while the Saints are sitting at $18 million per year. Thomas is in Europe, and nothing is imminent.
Huddle Up: Thomas has emerged as one of the better WR1 options in PPR formats with a lot more stability than some of the sexier names in new uniforms or situations.
Posted: 6/19/2019 3:06 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas and the team remain far apart in contract talks, and nothing is imminent. However, both sides are motivated to get a deal done.
Huddle Up: Thomas is an elite WR1 whether he has a new deal in place or not.
Posted: 6/17/2019 10:06 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas has had some contract extension talks with the Saints, according to general manager Mickey Loomis.
Huddle Up: Thomas is entering the final year of his contract, so there is a chance the two sides reach an agreement before the start of the season. He is one of the better receivers in the NFL and should be a No. 1 option in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 3/10/2019 4:03 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas tweeted congratulations Saturday, March 9 to Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown regarding his new extension which equates to $19.8M per season, and now awaits a new deal of his own, which in the estimation of veteran reporter, could fetch at least $20 million per year.
Huddle Up: Thomas led the league in receptions with 125 -- hauling in an unheard-of 85 percent of his targets -- to finish as fantasy's fourth-ranked PPR wideout and having just turned 26 with his rookie deal set to expire after the 2019 season, he's up for big-$$$ extension at just the right time.
Posted: 1/30/2019 5:01 am UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas is eligible for a contract extension and could be in line for money in the 'Odell Beckham neighborhood,' according to MMQB's Albert Breer. Thomas is set to earn $1.148 million in 2019 before becoming a free agent in 2020.
Huddle Up: This appears to be purely speculation by Breer at this point, but given what Thomas has done it's not an unreasonable idea. Breer also points out that the Saints have been hesitant to pay skill players big-time money. It's unlikely to matter much for 2019, but it's at least a piece of info to file away for those in keeper leagues.
Posted: 1/20/2019 11:01 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas registered just four receptions for 36 yards on seven receptions in the NFC Championship Game loss against the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: Thomas tore up the Rams in the regular season matchup, but the Rams did a good job of taking him out of the game and forcing others to beat them. He'll be back and better than ever in 2019, and proved you 'Can't cover Mike' more often than not. Thomas is a bona fide WR1 in all fantasy formats heading into next season.