Get ready to move over, OBJ.
The New Orleans Saints are prepared to make Michael Thomas the NFL's highest-paid wide receiver, sources told ESPN's Dianna Russini. Odell Beckham Jr.'s $18 million per season currently leads all receivers.
Extension talks are progressing and the deal should be done by training camp, Russini added.
The Saints could be in a race with their division rival Atlanta Falcons to extend their top wideouts. The Falcons are reportedly confident they can reach an agreement with star Julio Jones before camp in July.
Jones' deal is also widely expected to reset the top of the receiver market; it's possible the two pass-catchers wait each other out, with the second to sign his extension the most likely to receive the bigger contract.
Thomas is entering the final year of his rookie deal after racking up career highs in yards (1,405) and catches (125) in 2018 while tying his personal mark for the most touchdowns (nine) of his three-year career.
The Saints standout was named a first-team All-Pro last season. Jones made the second All-Pro team, his fourth straight season making one of the two lists.