Michael Thomas
Wide Receiver
Drafted: Round 2 (#47 overall), 2016
Experience: 5 Years
College: Ohio State
Contract: 5 yr(s)
$96,250,000
Signing Bonus $20,000,000 AAV$19,250,000 G'teed:$60,598,043 Free Agent:2025 / UFA
Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
2019 Contract details by year 26 $1,648,043 $4,480,722 - - - $6,128,765 $36,128,765
2020 Contract details by year 27 $1,000,000 $4,000,000 - - $2,000,000 $7,000,000 $27,000,000
2021 Contract details by year 28 $1,000,000 $4,000,000 - $200,000 $4,900,000 $10,100,000 $32,800,000
2022 Contract details by year 29 $15,350,000 $4,000,000 $250,000 $200,000 $4,900,000 $24,700,000 $22,700,000
2023 Contract details by year 30 $15,500,000 $4,000,000 $750,000 $200,000 $4,900,000 $25,350,000 $13,800,000
2024 Contract details by year 31 $18,500,000 - $1,000,000 $200,000 $4,900,000 $24,600,000 $4,900,000
Contract Notes:
  • $35.64M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2019 salary + 2020 salary + $3M of 2021 salary)
  • Remaining $9.6M of 2021 salary fully guarantees on 3/19/2021 (guaranteed for injury now)
  • 2022 salary fully guarantees on the 3rd league day of 2022 (guaranteed for injury now)
  • 2022 Roster Bonus: $250,000 (5th league day)
  • 2023 Roster Bonus: $250,000 (5th league day)
  • 2023 Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000)
  • 2024 Roster Bonus: $250,000 (5th league day)
  • 2024 Per Game Active Bonus: $44,117 ($750,000)
  • Annual Workout Bonus: $200,000
  • 2023/2024 Incentives 
    $375,000 each for 
    12 TDs
    1,400 receiving yards
    1,400 receiving yards + a playoff birth
    100 receptions
    100 receptions + a playoff berth
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Total Cash
2016 Player Cash Earnings $450,000 $1,922,888 - $2,511,357
2017 Player Cash Earnings $682,681 - - $682,681
2018 Player Cash Earnings $915,361 - - $915,361
2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,648,043 $10,000,000 - $11,648,043
2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $10,000,000 - $21,000,000
2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - $12,800,000
6 seasons $5,696,085 $21,922,888 - $49,557,442

Cap Hit

#14
Wide Receiver
#2
New Orleans Saints
#92
NFL

AAV

#20
Wide Receiver
#38
NFL

Cash

#20
Wide Receiver
#114
NFL
  • Mar 12 2021

    Converted $11.61M of 2021 salary into bonus, clearing $8.7M of cap space with New Orleans (NO)

  • Oct 16 2020

    Fined $58,823 Conduct detrimental to the team

  • Mar 19 2020

    Converted $10M of 2020 salary into bonus, clearing $8 of cap space with New Orleans (NO)

  • Nov 15 2019

    Fined $10,527 Excessive Facemask against Atlanta (ATL)

  • Jul 31 2019

    Signed a 5 year $96.25 million contract extension with New Orleans (NO)

  • Nov 9 2018

    Fined $30,000 Using a prop in a celebration against Los Angeles (LAR)

  • May 9 2016

    Signed a 4 year $5.11 million contract with New Orleans (NO)

  • Apr 29 2016

    Drafted by New Orleans (NO): Round 2 (#47 overall)