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Michael Thomas plans to stay with Saints through his third contract

Michael Thomas

The New Orleans Saints just made Michael Thomas the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL. The Saints wideout may have gotten a deal done but he’s already looking forward to his next contract.

After signing his contract, Michael Thomas made it known that he plans to stay in New Orleans through his third contract. Thomas signed the second contract of his career so far with New Orleans this week.

“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.”

The Saints signed Thomas to a five-year, $100 million contract that includes $61 million in guaranteed money. At 26-years old, Thomas is receiving one of the richest contracts in the NFL.

Since coming into the NFL in 2016, Thomas has been a reliable weapon in the Saints offense for Drew Brees. In each season, Thomas has caught at least 90 passes and has surpassed 1,000 yards through the air.

Last season, Thomas had one of the most impressive seasons in recent memory. The All-Pro wide receiver hauled in 125 receptions for 1,405 yards and nine touchdowns.

Although, the most impressive part of his season likely came from his catch percentage. Thomas caught 85-percent of the passes that came in his direction in 2018.

Thomas wants to sign another contract in New Orleans when his current deal expires, and the good thing is, the Saints don’t need to worry about that until 2025.