Andrew Thomas contract: How much would an extension cost for the All-Pro LT?

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There aren't enough good things to say about the tremendous play of NY Giants left tackle Andrew Thomas from last season. After a nightmare rookie campaign, the former first-round pick bounced back in 2021. Then in 2022, he became one of the best left tackles in the game.

The Giants will 100 percent pick up the fifth-year option on Thomas, which will result in a little more than $14 million for the 2024 season. However, general manager Joe Schoen is surely going to want to try and get a long-term extension done with him sooner than later. So, how much would that cost Big Blue?

An Andrew Thomas extension won't come cheap for the Giants

Earlier this offseason, the Houston Texans gave Laremy Tunsil a new deal worth $75 million over three years, making him the highest-paid left tackle in the league. After Lane Johnson landed his extension worth $33.4 million, it has people talking. We think $32 million a year, with a three-year extension, could get the job done for Thomas and NY. That'd be $96 million - not cheap.

There's no question that Thomas has earned his pay raise from the team. The offensive line as a whole was a nightmare for the Giants in 2022, but Thomas was rock solid. He earned Second Team All-Pro honors, with plenty of people arguing he should have been a First Team member.

Regardless of that, Thomas became an elite LT, making life so much easier for Daniel Jones. Schoen has had nothing but great things to say about his hoss, and the same can be said for head coach Brian Daboll.

They know how important Thomas is for this team and they don't want to see him go anywhere in the near future. If $75 million is put on the table for Thomas, it'd be tough for him to turn that down. The Giants also need to extend Dexter Lawrence soon as well. If Schoen can get deals done with both these superstars, then his popularity will only grow in New York and New Jersey.

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