New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis rarely makes media appearances, but he recently had a guest spot on Mad Dog Sports Radio on Sirius XM Radio with host Adam Schein. Loomis hit on a few different points including the recent contract extension with defensive end Cameron Jordan, the next hurdle in wide receiver Michael Thomas (who will be a free agent next March), and his lessened impact on the New Orleans Pelicans — along with his thoughts on Anthony Davis’ status and the addition of presumptive first-overall NBA Draft pick Zion Williamson.
However, Loomis wasn’t about to break any big news. When asked whether anything was brewing between Thomas and the Saints on a potential extension (which may average as much as $20 million per year), Loomis downplayed the significance of their negotiations — but admitted that talks had started.
“Yeah, listen, we’ve had some conversations,” Loomis said, “and I like keeping that close to the vest until there’s something to report. Look, we love what Mike’s done for us. He’s a fantastic player, one of the best at his position in the league, and hopefully we can keep him as a Saint for a longtime as well.”
When pressed by Schein into describing the conversations between the Saints and Thomas’ representatives, Loomis continued to play coy: “Yeah, I think again, we’ll just keep that to ourselves Adam, but, it’s fair to say we’ve had some conversations.”