A Michael Thomas trade most likely isn’t happening

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Given the injuries and issues surrounding Saints receiver Michael Thomas, who has played in only one game this season, some have wondered whether the Saints may be hoping someone will make the team an offer it can’t refuse.

Whether the Saints are or aren’t interested in hearing what someone may be willing to offer before next Tuesday, November 3, this much is true: The Thomas camp has tried to get another team to make the Saints an offer for the man who set the single-season receiving record in 2019.

No offer has been made to the Saints, and at this point the belief is that no offer will be made.

It’s unclear what it would take to get Thomas. Although the move would result in the Saints absorbing a $20 million cap charge, there’s surely a package of players and picks that would get them to consider it.

Few players are truly untouchable, perhaps with the exception of a handful of franchise quarterbacks (Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson, Lamar Jackson, Kyler Murray) and defensive linemen (Aaron Donald, Myles Garrett, and perhaps the Bosas). Thomas isn’t untouchable. But it would take a lot to get him, and that’s not a move anyone is currently willing to make.

Whether the issue is revisited in the offseason remains to be seen. For now, though, it’s highly unlikely that Thomas will be traded — primarily because the effort to get someone to make an offer has been unsuccessful.

12 responses to “A Michael Thomas trade most likely isn’t happening

  1. If indeed Thomas is looking for another team, that puts a whole new light on questions of injury validity. If true, get him gone, who wants someone that doesn’t want to be part of the team.

  2. It’s not as crazy as it sounds, its unquestionable that this is brees’s last season. Trading Thomas during the season would be pulling the rug out underneath Brees thought so I don’t expect it but I wouldn’t be surprised to see a post season trade

  3. Saints won’t send him to a contender. Plus the longer he keeps up his antics his prospects and potential earnings just keep going down.

    The Saints gave him a generous contract and he repays them by becoming a locker room cancer and not honoring his contract. Pathetic on his part.

  4. RE: balt88

    a locker room cancer and not honoring his contract? Where are you getting this nonsense from?

  5. RE: balt88 Newsflash: players fighting happens a lot and he had a severely sprained ankle and then a hamstring injury. He is not going anywhere.

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