Michael Thomas got his deal.
The Saints and their wide receiver have agreed to a five-year contract extension worth $100 million that includes $61 million in guarantees, NFL Media reported Wednesday.
According to the report, the deal makes Thomas the highest-paid receiver in history and the first non-quarterback offensive player to receive a $100 million deal.
The #Saints & star WR Michael Thomas have reached a blockbuster, 5 yr $100M extension. This contract makes Thomas the highest paid WR in NFL History. He’s also the first non-QB offensive player to sign a $100M contract. Agents @DavidMulugheta & Andrew Kessler negotiated the deal.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 31, 2019
Thomas was reportedly seeking a deal worth around $22 million per season and opted to hold out of training camp until he got what he wanted. The two sides have been working toward a resolution for weeks, and appear to have finally reached an agreement after sitting at a standstill.
He was under contract for this season, the final year of his rookie deal, which was slated pay him $1,148,041 until the extension was reached.
Thomas, 26, was initially selected out of Ohio State by New Orleans with the 47th overall pick of the 2016 draft. He had an NFL-best 125 catches for 1,405 receiving yards and nine touchdowns last season.
The All-Pro and two-time Pro Bowl selection has totaled 321 catches for 3,787 yards and 23 touchdowns over his first three seasons in the league.