Thurston is expected to sign a percentage deal with his wage to be determined by the salary cap for the 2018 season.

The cap is expected to rise to $10 million in 2018 with Thurston to be offered 20% of the total cap in a revolutionary deal.

The 33-year-old is already one of the game’s highest paid players on more than $1 million a season.

Thurston is signed for the 2017 season.