The New Orleans Saints are a professional American football team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints currently compete in the National Football League as a member of the league’s National Football Conference South division. The team was founded by John W. Mecom Jr., David Dixon, and the city of New Orleans on November 1, 1966. The Saints began play in Tulane Stadium in 1967.
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New Orleans Saints to make former Ohio State receiver Michael Thomas the highest-paid receiver in NFL history.
According to multiple reports including NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport Thomas agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Saints worth $100 million, which will make him the highest-paid receiver in league history.
New Orleans made him the 47th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. And in three years with the Saints, Thomas has caught 321 passes for 3,787 yards and 23 touchdowns. Those numbers earned him two trips to the Pro Bowl and an All-Pro selection.
Last year, he led the NFL in receptions with 125.
Thomas was entering the final year of his rookie contract and was holding out of training camp.