New Orleans Saints and Michael Thomas reach new deal


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.

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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.