The New Orleans Saints are reportedly working on a contract extension with star wide receiver Michael Thomas, according to NewOrleansFootball reporter Nick Underhill.
Some fans had believed that the team was more likely to part ways with Thomas rather than extend his contract.
Despite starting only eight out of 50 possible games over the past three seasons due to injuries, Thomas has been a key player for the Saints when healthy.
In fact, during the last full season he played in 2019, Thomas caught an astounding 149 passes for 1,725 yards, breaking the single-season record for catches previously held by Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison.
Now 30 years old, Thomas is a three-time Pro Bowler and a two-time All-Pro, having won Offensive Player of the Year in 2019. His impressive performance on the field has undoubtedly contributed to the Saints’ desire to keep him on their roster.
While the contract extension is still in progress, “talks are productive”, according to Underhill.
The Saints continue to work towards creating more cap space relief during the offseason, in hopes to have a successful 2023 season. Thomas’ contributions will undoubtedly play a significant role in their production on the field.
After missing nearly 2-full seasons with injuries, #Saints Michael Thomas will be back on the field.
In his last full-season, Thomas had 149 catches for 1,725 yards and 9 TDs.pic.twitter.com/I86wYHcrSB
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 11, 2022