With a market-value contract, Thomas appears set to at least move into another former Georgia Tech wide receiver’s neighborhood. Detroit Lions’ Calvin Johnson is the highest paid wide receiver in the NFL with annual average per year of $16.2 million.
Johnson is followed by Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald ($16.2 million), Seattle’s Percy Harvin ($12.8 million), Miami’s Mike Wallace ($12 million), Kansas City’s Dewayne Bowe ($112 million), Tampa Bay’s Vincent Jackson ($11.1 million) and Chicago’s Brandon Marshall ($10 million).
After two seasons of more than 90 catches, 1,400 yards and 10 touchdowns, while playing with the great Peyton Manning, Thomas is in line for a major pay increase.
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