Steelers Extend Wide Receiver


After reports yesterday that the Pittsburgh Steelers and wide receiver Diontae Johnson were ''miles apart' on contract extension talks, the team gets it done.

The Pittsburgh Steelers and wide receiver Diontae Johnson have agreed on a two-year, $36.71 million extension, per Mike Garafolo. The deal averages $18.355 per year and guarantees $27 million. 

The deal is positive for Johnson, as it enables him to have a quick turnaround and up his value for when he hits the free agent market again at the age of twenty-nine. 

The deal is also very team friendly, comparing it to the rest of the market, as the Seattle Seahawks just resigned their star wide receiver D.K Metcalf for $24 million per year.

This past season, Johnson recorded 107 receptions (Tied-5th in NFL), 1,161 yards (10th in NFL), eight touchdowns (Tied-16th in NFL), and averaged 10.9 yards per reception.

Expect to see an even better performance from the talented wide receiver this upcoming season. 

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