The New Orleans Saints have already taken care of one priority this offseason by locking up defensive end Cam Jordan. Now, they are going to work on the offensive side of the ball and are looking to soon extend the deal of wide receiver Michael Thomas. A number of reports have been going around, and it now appears as if things are progressing to the point that the two sides may reach an agreement by training camp next month.
Thomas is only entering his fourth season, and he’s already putting up record numbers for the Saints. It certainly doesn’t hurt to have a future Hall of Fame quarterback like Drew Brees throwing to you, but the pure talent of Thomas cannot be unseen.
In his first season, he had 92 receptions for 1,137 yards and nine touchdowns. His number of receptions and receiving yards went up in each of the next two seasons while taking in five and nine touchdowns during the 2017 and 2018 seasons, respectively.
Obviously, the Saints want to tighten their hold on one of the best receivers in the league, and they’ve even said they don’t mind making him the highest paid wideout in the NFL. Still, things are rather up and down as one day, talks are progressing and the next, the two sides are far apart.