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By Nick Underhill | The Advocate
Last week New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas hired Andrew Kessler from Athletes First to represent him after he and David Mulugheta, also of Athletes First, parted ways during the season.
Hiring an agent was a necessary part of the process now that Thomas is eligible to begin discussing a contract extension with New Orleans after solidifying himself as one of the NFL’s best wide receivers during his first three seasons. A contract reflective of his talent is coming.
The New York Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. set the market last year by signing a contract worth $18 million per season. Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown ($17 million), Tampa Bay’s Mike Evans ($16.5 million), Houston’s DeAndre Hopkins ($16.2 million) and the Rams’ Brandin Cooks ($16.2 million) round out the top five. ...
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