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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Whenever New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas negotiates his next contract, he will not be doing it with agent David Mulugheta of Athletes First sports agency. The two separated Friday (Nov. 2), a break in the relationship that was ...

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Whenever New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas negotiates his next contract, he will not be doing it with agent David Mulugheta of Athletes First sports agency.

The two separated Friday (Nov. 2), a break in the relationship that was first reported by ESPN.

Mulugheta cited a “difference of opinion” as the reason behind their separation. Thomas declined interview requests in the Saints locker room Friday. As of Friday, he no longer had an agent listed in the NFL Players Association system.

Thomas is currently in the third year of a rookie contract that runs through the 2019 season. His performance on the field — 254 catches, 3,051 yards and 18 touchdowns in 38 career games — suggests he is in line for a massive pay day in the near future.



Odell Beckham Jr. set the market for NFL wide receivers this offseason when he inked a five-year deal with the Giants that could earn him as much as $95 million, $65 million of which is guaranteed. Tampa Bay’s Mike Evans, Houston’s Deandre Hopkins and Los Angeles' Brandin Cooks all recently signed deals that will pay them $80 million over the course of the contract.

Thomas' base salary earned him a little less than $1 million this season. He is slated to earn $1.1 million next season.

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Old 11-03-2018, 09:17 AM   #2
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He'll probably sign with Condom
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He'll probably sign with Condom
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Re: Saints WR Michael Thomas and agent separate over ‘difference of opinions’

I’m hoping the difference in opinion comes from Thomas not wanting to totally decimate the teams cap?

Maybe he wanted to give the Saints a discount and the agent was wanting to get everything he could?


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Old 11-03-2018, 11:24 AM   #5
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Two agent changes in three years. It’s his career so he’s well within his right to choose who he does business with... I just hope he’s not becoming a pain in the butt.
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Old 11-03-2018, 12:05 PM   #6
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Re: Saints WR Michael Thomas and agent separate over ‘difference of opinions’

I hope he isn’t separating for the same reason Ingram separated from his.
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Re: Saints WR Michael Thomas and agent separate over ‘difference of opinions’

I just hope that we can afford to keep Thomas on the team. He is clutch! From his twitter posts he sounds a little immature. So, he may not be looking at anything but the money.
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Old 11-03-2018, 02:27 PM   #8
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I just hope that we can afford to keep Thomas on the team. He is clutch! From his twitter posts he sounds a little immature. So, he may not be looking at anything but the money.
He's a beast, a top 5 guy.
his numbers have dropped off after a ridiculous start though: 1 TD in 4 games, high of 81 yards

FWIW, the WR franchise tag is 16 million, Beckham makes 18, AB 17
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Two agent changes in three years. It’s his career so he’s well within his right to choose who he does business with... I just hope he’s not becoming a pain in the butt.
As long as he is a pain in the butt to his agents that's okay... When he becomes a pain in the butt to the team it becomes a different story.
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Old 11-03-2018, 05:16 PM   #10
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No way we let him get away UNLESS he becomes a distraction like Moss or TO. I can’t say I’m not a little worried about that. Like others have said he acts a little immature. Hopefully he grows out of it. He has also become one of the biggest smack talkers in the NFL on the field . That part is fine, along as it’s aimed at the competition.
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