Michael Thomas Biography

January 1, 2020
First published on:January 1, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Michael Thomas

Birth Name Michael William Thomas Jr.
Birth Place Los Angeles, California
Famous Name Michael Thomas
Father Michael Thomas, Sr.
Mother Bernadette Thomas
Net Worth $20 Million
Salary $11 million
Siblings 1
Position in Team Wide receiver
Current team New Orleans Saints
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Profession NFL Player

3× Pro Bowl-winning basketball player, Michael Thomas has currently signed to the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL) as their wide receiver. At the 2016 NFL Draft, the Saints drafted him in the second round (47th overall), becoming the sixth wide receiver to be selected that year. He finished his collegiate career with Ohio State.

Born on March 3, 1993, Michael Thomas has set the NFL record for the most receptions by a rooster through his first four seasons with 470. Further, the hunk led the league in receptions in the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

Net Worth: $20 Million

In 2016, Thomas signed a four-year, $5.11 million contract with the New Orleans Saints with $2.60 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $1.92 million, which was also his first professional contract under the NFL.

In July 2019, Thomas penned a five year, $96,250,000 extension blockbuster contract with the New Orleans Saints, which includes a $20 million signing bonus, $60,598,043 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $19,250,000.

In 2019, season, he earned a base salary of $1,648,043 with a signing bonus of $20 million while carrying a cap hit of $6,128,765 and a dead cap value of $36,128,765.

In the 2020 season, he will make a base salary of $11 million, while carrying a cap hit of $15 million and a dead cap value of $30 million. Drew Brees and Terron Armstead are the highest-paid roosters of the team. 

As per the deal, he will have a base salary of $12,600,000, $15,350,000, $15,500,000, and $18,500,000 in 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 respectively.

Career earning

Year Team Earnings
2016 New Orleans Saints $2,511,357
2017 New Orleans Saints $682,681
2018 New Orleans Saints $915,361
2019 New Orleans Saints $21,648,043
Total   $25,757,442

In 2018, the Jordan Brand invited him to join their elite family as well as he is also associated with Pepsi. Hence, his endorsement deal with the brands must be lucrative.

Michael Thomas is endorsed by Jordan SOURCE: Instagram @cantguardmike

Looking at his contract, earnings, and endorsement deal, Michael Thomas' net worth in 2020 is approximately $20 million

Is Michael Thomas Dating? 

New Orleans Saints' No 13 Wide receiver has maintained a low key personal life. However, being at the peak, the public is curious to know the love life: hook-up, break-up, and partner. 

Michael Thomas is possibly single SOURCE: Instagram @cantguardmike

Thomas is rumored to be dating a lady named Mariah since 2019. Mariah was once married to a player in the NBA and shared a child.

Nevertheless, with any concrete proof, one cannot say he is in a relationship. 


Michael was born to parents: Michael Thomas, Sr. and Bernadette Thomas in Los Angeles, California. He holds an American nationality and came from an Afro-American ethnic background. Further, he has an elder sister named Nnzinga Thomas

He is a nephew of a former American football player, Keyshawn Johnson, who played for New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys, and Carolina Panthers in the NFL. 

Career Highlights

  • 3× Pro Bowl won in 2017, 2018, 2019
  • 2018 First-team All-Pro 
  • 2× NFL receptions leader won in 2018, 2019
  • 2019 NFL receiving yards leader 
  • 2016 PFWA All-Rookie Team
  • 2014 CFP national champion

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