Star defensive end Cameron Jordan joined NFL Network's "Good Morning Football" on Monday and stated that Thomas deserves every cent of a potential extension.
"Pay the man," Jordan said, according to NFL.com's Kevin Patra. "I mean, nobody's done what he's done in his first three years. Highest paid."
"More receptions? Who's had more in their first three years?" he continued. "His catch rate speaks for itself."
The Saints are targeting training camp to reach an agreement with the talented wideout, but the two parties appear far apart in negotiations.
Thomas's camp is reportedly asking for $22 million in average annual value on his new contract, while New Orleans' offer currently sits around $18 million per year.
Thomas is entering the final campaign of his four-year rookie deal after racking up career highs in yards (1,405) and catches (125) in 2018 while tying his personal mark for touchdowns (nine). His 321 career receptions are the most in league history through three seasons.