FOX 8 Overtime Podcast #13: Michael Thomas Contract Projections

FOX 8 Overtime Podcast #13: Michael Thomas Contract Projections
Michael Thomas enjoys a regular season touchdown against the Rams by invoking Joe Horn's famous cell phone celebration

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Saints have made it through the thick of free agency, completed the 2019 draft and are now looking ahead to the offseason. One potential feat to accomplish would be a contract extension for wide receiver Michael Thomas, who is entering the final year of his rookie deal.

Sean Fazende on the Saints’ dependence on Thomas:

“Michael Thomas is the first non-quarterback of the Sean Payton era where if you took him off...oh no, what’s going to happen? Look, they would find a way to survive, they always do, but you’ve just got to have Michael Thomas, it’s just that simple. If it were me, I would probably go five years, $95 million."

Michael Thomas enjoys a regular season touchdown against the Rams by invoking Joe Horn's famous cell phone celebration (Source: Mark LaGrange)
Michael Thomas enjoys a regular season touchdown against the Rams by invoking Joe Horn's famous cell phone celebration (Source: Mark LaGrange)

Fazende on the timeline for negotiations:

“The bigger question is when does this happen? How do they approach the negotiations? Neither side has said anything, that’s probably a good thing because generally when they start to leak like that, it’s probably getting contentious.”

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