CBS made a huge splash on Friday night by re-signing Tony Romo to a deal that will pay him $17 million per year. Shortly after the news came out about this new contract, New Orleans Saints wideout Michael Thomas shared his thoughts on Twitter.
Last offseason, Thomas received a five-year deal worth $100 million from the Saints. He then followed that up with a season for the ages, breaking the all-time single season receptions record with 149 catches for 1,275 yards and nine touchdowns.
Thomas doesn’t have anything against Romo, but he does think his latest contract with CBS is an issue, tweeting “That’s why we shouldn’t sign the new CBA agreement, no way the announcer should be making more than 90 percent of the players.”
Even though Thomas isn’t part of the NFL Players Association, the fact that a player of his caliber has voiced his frustrations with the new proposal could go a long way. It might also force media outlets to hold off on any new deals for their on-air talent.
— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) February 29, 2020
The biggest change that owners want is a 17th game on the schedule for the regular season. Most players don’t want another week of punishment, which is understandable.
It doesn’t sound like either side is ready to come to an agreement. That being said, front offices around the league are hoping that a deal is done before free agency begins.
We’ll find out soon enough where the Players Association stands on this situation. If they agree with Thomas, then it might be a while until a new CBA proposal gets approved.