With the exception of Saquon Barkley, the New York Giants continue to keep their main players.
Anyway, the G-Men gave Andrew Thomas, the fourth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, a record-breaking five-year contract.
Multiple sources say that the former Georgia star signed a $117.5 million deal just before the team's training camp started on Wednesday.
Thomas, who is 24 years old, is said to be promised $67 million, which is the most ever for an offensive lineman. It's also the most for a non-quarterback to get in a contract deal after only three NFL seasons.
It's a blessing. It's something I work hard for, and I'll keep working hard to live up to that," Thomas told ESPN. "It's a blessing for my family, even for the kids I don't have yet. I'm looking forward to it and happy to be here for a while."
The deal starts in 2025, so the Giants will have their left tackle until 2029.
"We basically had him for two more years," said Joe Schoen, who is the general manager. "We had him this year and the chance for the fifth year. So, if you add five to that, he could play for the Giants for the rest of his career.
But hits have been around for a long time as well. It gives him a chance at age 31 if he's still playing at a high level to try again."
Thomas was one of the top four linemen in the 2020 Draft, but most people thought he was maybe the fourth-best among Tristan Wirfs, Jeredrick Wills, and Mekhi Becton. But Thomas was the first offensive tackle to be picked.
Last year, he was a Second-team All-Pro with an 89.1 Pro Football Focus grade because he only got two fouls, let only three sacks happen, and blocked passes 92.6% of the time.