Saints’ Cameron Jordan believes Michael Thomas is more than deserving of contract extension
New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan is reaching across the line of scrimmage this offseason and vying for the teams star receiver, Michael Thomas, to earn a contract extension.
“Nobody’s done what he’s done in his first three years,” Jordan told Good Morning Football on NFL Network. “More receptions? Who’s had more in his first three years. His catch rate speaks for itself.”
In three seasons with the Saints, Thomas has caught 321 passes for 3787 yards and 23 touchdowns. His best season as a pro came this past year with 1405 receiving yards and nine touchdowns on 125 receptions.
Thomas has been Saints quarterback Drew Brees’ number one target since coming into the league in 2016.
Thomas is set to make only over $1M during the 2019 NFL season despite the monstrous output on the field.
In fact, Saints receivers Cameron Meredith, and Ted Ginn are both set to make more money than Thomas this season.
A new contract for Thomas could command money that the wide receiver position has never seen before, upwards of over $20M per year.
Odell Beckham Jr., Antonio Brown and Mike Evans are currently the three highest paid players at the wide receiver position.
With the market changing every year, Thomas could see himself as the highest paid receiver in the NFL.