New Orleans Saints star Michael Thomas is reportedly now the highest paid wide receiver in NFL history.
Thomas’ agent says the Saints and Thomas have agreed on a new five-year, $100 million contract. The contract pays Thomas about $61 million in guaranteed salary and bonuses.
According to NFL Network, the deal makes Thomas the first non-quarterback offensive player to sign a $100 million contract.
At training camp last week, quarterback Drew Brees spoke highly of Thomas. “He’s a really versatile player. It’s not like he just lines up in one place and everyone targets him. We move him around a lot and allow him to do many different things.”
The agreement brings to an end Thomas’ training camp holdout that spanned five practices.