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BilJ
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Michael Thomas' valuation per Spotrac
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#Saints WR Michael Thomas drops nothing, catches everything, gains elite yardage after he does so, & scores on par with every other elite WR in the game. He also now carries a $20.4M valuation (5 years, $102M) as he becomes extension-eligible.


bee Rye
Chicago Cubs Fan
New orleans
Member since Jan 2006
30277 posts

re: Michael Thomas' valuation per Spotrac
slightly more than Odell


whodatfan
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Member since Mar 2008
20111 posts

re: Michael Thomas' valuation per Spotrac
Good thing I've been saving up. My coca cola bottle is full.


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liquid rabbit
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re: Michael Thomas' valuation per Spotrac
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$20.4M valuation (5 years, $102M)


TechDawg2007
New Orleans Saints Fan
Bawville
Member since Nov 2007
30943 posts

re: Michael Thomas' valuation per Spotrac
Pay him his money. Dude has earned it


Chad504boy
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Feb 2005
132323 posts

re: Michael Thomas' valuation per Spotrac
love to see the thread all the rimrods going out on a limb and were "willing to give him a 14-16 mill a year" type deal...


Loaner1231
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Hester Carries
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re: Michael Thomas' valuation per Spotrac
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Pay him his money. Dude has earned it



Im not sure you can. God damn this is bittersweet.


t00f
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Jul 2016
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re: Michael Thomas' valuation per Spotrac
NFL needs to expand the CAP.


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saints5021
USA Fan
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Member since Jul 2010
5988 posts

re: Michael Thomas' valuation per Spotrac
Yeah, the armchair GMs are gonna demand that he gives us the hometown discount because Colston always signed for less than what they thought he was worth.


msstate7
Mississippi St. Fan
Member since Oct 2014
2861 posts

re: Michael Thomas' valuation per Spotrac
Let's say drew retires after we win super bowl, do you pay Thomas?


mark65mc
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2007
6949 posts

re: Michael Thomas' valuation per Spotrac
Michael Thomas is worth every penny. He play’s with a Michael Jordan sized chip on his shoulder. In the Jim Trotter article he references how Sean Payton would line up across from the WRs and “jam” them. IIRC, he said that Thomas hit him like a truck. The only other player that prepared like that was Sproles. And Thomas has adequate size and superior strength for the position. He works his arse off. He is a true leader for the WRs and the DBs. I also can see him taking Drew’s replacement under his wing like he did with his QB in HS. He will likely be the highest paid WR in the league once his contract is due. He’s worth every penny.


Chad504boy
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Member since Feb 2005
132323 posts

re: Michael Thomas' valuation per Spotrac
even i in july who knows we'd have to pay him was thinking/hoping a 5/87 type deal.


we know probably 18.5 is the absolute floor per yr.

Michael is turning 26 in a few months. Will he want a 3 or 4 yr deal to get paid again before he hits 30? That might be a question to ask, maybe saints more comfortable with a shorter type deal.


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rintintin
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Nov 2008
14177 posts

re: Michael Thomas' valuation per Spotrac
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Im not sure you can. God damn this is bittersweet


This

And when has Payton shown the willingness to pay an offensive player not named Drew Brees a giant contract?

But let's worry about that down the line, we gots a SB to win.


CBandits82
Lurker since May 2008
Member since May 2012
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re: Michael Thomas' valuation per Spotrac
pay it immediately without flinching.


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nola000
LSU Fan
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Member since Dec 2014
9735 posts

re: Michael Thomas' valuation per Spotrac
Normally I would say, no way should a Sean Payton coached Saints team ever pay a wide receiver that much money. If there's any offense that doesn't need a big name at wide receiver, it's the Saints offense. Sean Payton has been turning chicken shite into chicken salad at the wide receiver position for years now.

BUT....

When it comes to Michael Thomas...

pay that man his money.

1. If there's anybody you don't have to worry about kicking his feet up after he gets paid, it's Michael Thomas. Dude is a legit competitor and while I'm sure the money is important to him it's obvious that that's not why he plays and that's not his motivation.

2. He's worth every penny.


Damone
Colorado State Fan
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Im not sure you can.

They can and they will. You don't just let that type of talent and production walk out the door.


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CBandits82
Lurker since May 2008
Member since May 2012
37127 posts

re: Michael Thomas' valuation per Spotrac
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Im not sure you can. God damn this is bittersweet.



If the Saints just let Thomas walk the fans would riot.


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Shiftyplus1
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Oct 2005
9568 posts

re: Michael Thomas' valuation per Spotrac
There is no denying he is going to get paid top WR money next year. It just depends on who is going to be paying him. If Drew comes back, Gayle might have to have a friendly chat about his contract.


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Damone
Colorado State Fan
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Member since Aug 2016
16883 posts

re: Michael Thomas' valuation per Spotrac
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he said that Thomas hit him like a truck.

On Thomas' TD against the Eagles, he literally boxed out his man, out-muscled him and jumped up to make the catch. That is elite level talent.


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