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.
“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.”
The Saints should be grateful that Michael Thomas and Cameron Jordan aren't forcing any contract standoff just yet. But they need to be prepared to pony up soon for their underpaid All-Pro stars. https://t.co/cOny3FIxRA— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) May 24, 2019
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."
Michael Thomas is patiently waiting for what should be a monster payday https://t.co/8ZRqCTRE37— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) May 24, 2019
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.