Steelers and Diontae Johnson agree on a two-year contract extension

Steelers and Diontae Johnson agree on a two-year contract extension

The Pittsburgh Steelers and wide recipient Diontae Johnson have been at a stalemate for the whole offseason. The group had its needs, regarding contract expansions, and Johnson plainly wasn’t one of those main concerns.

In the wake of watching partners Minkah Fitzpatrick and Chris Boswell get new agreements, Johnson kept on hanging tight for his turn. During this period, Johnson watched different collectors around the association, as DK Metcalf and Deebo Samuel, get liberally compensated for their ranges of abilities.

However, Johnson needed to stand by.

At the point when the Steelers answered to instructional course, Johnson removed a page from T.J. Watt’s 2021 timetable and chose not to take part in any group drills until another arrangement is finished. Indeed, fans can hope to see Johnson back on the training field completely as it the two gatherings settled on a two-year agreement expansion.

This per Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network:

As per Adam Schefter, the arrangement gives Johnson $27 million bucks in ensured cash.

Since being drafted by the Steelers in the third round of the 2019 NFL draft. Diontae Johnson has seen an expansion in targets, gatherings, getting yards, and scores every extended time of his three-year profession. In 2021, Johnson was added as a Pro Bowl substitution subsequent to setting up his initial 1,000-yard season where he had 107 gatherings on 169 focuses for 1,161 yards and eight scores.

Johnson has been an enormous resource for the Steelers offense all through his profession, however, doesn’t come without his moles. Fundamentally as dropped passes. Regardless, Johnson remaining inside the Pittsburgh association gives them some consistency at the wide beneficiary position. The consistency they haven’t had in quite a while. As a matter of fact, beyond JuJu Smith-Schuster’s one-year agreement in 2021, the last beneficiary to get a second agreement with the Steelers was, in all honesty, Antonio Brown.

It ought to likewise be noticed the speed at which a portion of these agreements have been finished, and the way that this could be an immediate connection to new General Manager (GM) Omar Khan. Right now, it is far-fetched that the Steelers re-try some other agreements before the beginning of the standard season.

UPDATE: The Steelers have authoritatively declared Diontae Johnson’s agreement.

Make certain to remain tuned to BTSC for the most recent news and notes encompassing the Steelers as they plan until the end of the instructional course, the preseason, and the beginning of the time.

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