The Washington Football Team has agreed to a three-year extension with tight end Logan Thomas (Twitter link via NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo). The new deal is worth $24MM with $10.3MM in guarantees, making Thomas the seventh-highest paid TE in the NFL.
Thomas is coming off of a career year with 72 catches, 670 yards receiving, and six touchdowns, so it’s safe to say that the former quarterback has been successful in his transition. His 72 grabs last year put him third among all tight ends while his yardage (670) put him seventh at the position. It all seemingly happened overnight, but Thomas spent multiple seasons trying to prove himself as a blocker and receiver.
Thomas, 30, entered the NFL as a signal caller in 2014 and transitioned to tight end in 2016 when he joined the Lions’ taxi squad. After a few years with the Bills, he returned to Detroit in 2019. From 2017 through 2019, Thomas had a grand total of 35 catches for 317 yards and two TDs. Now, after doubling/tripling those totals, he’s got a fresh deal to take him through his prime seasons.
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