12up Logo12up Logo

Saints WR Michael Thomas Has Surprisingly Down-to-Earth Approach Regarding His Future Contract

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 13: Michael Thomas #13 of the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional Playoff at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Divisional Round - Philadelphia Eagles v New Orleans Saints | Chris Graythen

The very talented Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. only showed up to OTAs for one day even though he's with a new team and it could've been beneficial to him getting familiar with the system and his new teammates.

They are voluntary and it's not out of the ordinary for veterans and star players to not show up, however, New Orleans Saints All-Pro wideout Michael Thomas is ready for action.

“I’m a football player first — I like being at work,” Thomas told Mike Triplett of ESPN.com. “So it wasn’t really hard to make a decision.”

On top of that, Thomas isn't griping about his pay, even though he's vastly underpaid and could hold out for more.

"I feel pretty certain that everything will get taken care of and handled professionally," Thomas said. "This is how I approach the game and how I show up to work the same way, and everything else will take care of itself."

Thomas is entering the final year of his rookie contract and will make only $1.15 million next year. That's an incredible discount for New Orleans, and they should be grateful that Thomas isn't a diva like most elite receivers.

Thomas may be biding his time and patience at the moment, but the Saints better be ready to pony up and pay the man when it's time.