After having an excellent season in his first year of wearing the New Orleans Saints jersey, former New England Patriots tight end David Thomas has proved that he is worth more than what the Patriots asked for one year ago while trading him to the Saints.
According to the Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis, the Saints now owes the Patriots a six-round pick of 2011 draft instead of the original seventh-rounder, as 26-year-old Thomas has become much better than what he was before the trade. While helping the Saints win their first Super Bowl title, Thomas also had his career-best season with 35 catches for 356 yards and one touchdown. For that great performance, he earned a new one-year contract worth $1.176 million after becoming restricted free agent earlier this offseason.
The Saints would be glad to pay a higher draft pick back to the Patriots as what they have now is a valuable and versatile backup, who is able to take replacement for starter whenever it is necessary. David also started at fullback at times last season. It’s hard to say whether the Patriots had wrong decision in the trade or Saints are just a better team for Thomas.