NFL Rumors: Logan Thomas, WFT Agree to 3-Year, $24M Contract Extension

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVJuly 27, 2021

ASHBURN, VA - JUNE 10: Logan Thomas #82 of the Washington Football Team warms up during mandatory minicamp at Inova Sports Performance Center on June 10, 2021 in Ashburn, Virginia. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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The Washington Football Team and tight end Logan Thomas reportedly agreed to a three-year, $24 million contract extension Tuesday.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported the agreement, adding the deal includes $10.3 million in guaranteed money.

Thomas, who starred at quarterback during his time at Virginia Tech, broke out after converting to tight end. He recorded 72 receptions for 670 yards and six touchdowns in 2020.

"When I talk about a complete tight end, he has to be in the top 5, 6 or 7 in the league," Washington tight ends coach Pete Hoener said of Thomas, per Jon Keim of ESPN. "The way he blocks, his total attitude as a real pro, his leadership qualities and then his production as a receiver. I look for that to keep going up and up."

Another season like that would have raised Thomas' salary demands significantly, so Washington chose to get an extension out of the way now. Thomas was scheduled to make a $2.3 million base salary this season; the odds are his new deal includes a sizable raise.

While Washington added Curtis Samuel for some dynamism in the passing game, Thomas is unchallenged at the tight end spot. The WFT passing game should also see an improvement over last season with Ryan Fitzpatrick taking over the reins. Alex Smith, Dwayne Haskins and Kyle Allen combined last season to form one of the worst quarterback situations in the league.

The fact that Thomas was able to put up consistent numbers with that trio under center speaks well for his 2021 projections.