Cameron Jordan tells Saints to pay Michael Thomas

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When Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan signed a three-year contract extension this month, coach Sean Payton said receiver Michael Thomas was next in line for a new deal. Jordan hopes that comes soon.

Jordan posted on Twitter a video of himself arguing on NFL Network that Thomas is worthy of being the highest-paid receiver in the NFL.

“Nobody’s done what he’s done in his first three years,” Jordan said. “More receptions? Who’s had more in his first three years. His catch rate speaks for itself.”

Through three seasons Thomas has 321 catches for 3,781 yards and 23 touchdowns, and an extremely impressive catch rate of 77 percent. Whether the Saints give Thomas the contract he’s seeking remains to be seen, but it’s easy to see why Thomas’s teammates are rooting for him to get paid.

20 responses to “Cameron Jordan tells Saints to pay Michael Thomas

  1. Good thing he took it upon himself and went on national TV and on his social media to bring his teammate’s stats to everyone’s attention. Saints front office now has the appropriate information to make the right decision…

  2. 48 games.. 3780 yards. 78 yards a game?? And that is supposed to get you 20 plus mill a season. I would say pass on that.
    6 catches a game for 78 yard average. These players are ridiculous.
    Without Brees he is nothing. Just remember that Michael Thomas

  3. mikethevike11 says:
    June 24, 2019 at 1:27 pm
    Good thing he took it upon himself and went on national TV and on his social media to bring his teammate’s stats to everyone’s attention. Saints front office now has the appropriate information to make the right decision…

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    He needs to mind his own business. The Saints don’t tell him how to spend his money. He should extend the same courtesy to them.

  4. One of the top five unwritten rules of current NFL players: Do not discuss nor get involved an another player’s contract situation……

  5. Because of how short careers are and the violence inherent in the sport, I believe every player should try to get the most money as soon as possible.

    That said, one player should have no say or input on what another player is paid, especially as it is a Salary Cap League with a fixed limit on what each team can spend.

  6. Just for perspective…Superbowl MVP Nick Foles just signed a deal with Jacksonville for $22 million a year…Their top receiver was the very average Alshon Jeffrey…do you really need to pay a WR the same amount of money to win a Superbowl…? What would the Patriots do…?

  7. True Michael should get paid, but at who’s expense. There is the thing called salary cap you know. Do you remember Brandin Cooks who the Saints traded to New England? When it was time for him to get paid ol Belichick sent him to the Rams because he didn’t want to p0ay him. Next up will be Lattimore, Rankins, Kamara, etc. They better win the Super Bowl THIS year, because salary dumps will be forthcoming next year. By the way, I’m a Saints fan, and love Michael Thomas, but he can’t have it all.

  8. So… playing with the most accurate QB in NFL history certainly helps jack up that catch rate.

    And having precious few alternatives at receiver is going to jack up the raw catch numbers.

    All that said, he’s a top-4 WR. AND the Saints’ offer of $18M/yr was a good one. He needs to weedle a little more out of them and sign the contract.

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