Steelers' Diontae Johnson signing two-year extension for reported $36.71 million

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Another pass receiver hit the mark this offseason, as Pittsburgh Steelers pass receiver Diontae Johnson has actually consented to a two-year extension, the group revealed. The offer deserves $36.71, per NFL Media. The 2 sides supposedly strove over the previous 24 hr to end his training school hold-in. 

Johnson supposedly gets $27 million ensured in his agreement, and is paid $19 million in the very first year. According to ESPN, the offer deserves approximately $39.5 million. The brand-new offer brings an AAV of $18.35 million, which ranks No. 17 in the NFL. The pass receivers market obviously has actually blown up over the previous couple of months, as 9 of the leading 10 highest-paid receivers signed their brand-new offers this offseason. What’s helpful for the 26-year-old Johnson is that he can money in once again not long after this two-year offer.

Just today, brand-new Steelers basic supervisor Omar Khan decided not to explain about the discussions they were having behind closed doors concerning Johnson, however he did state the Steelers wished to keep him in the fold.

“We want Diontae,” Khan stated. “We’re excited to have Diontae as part of this team. We hope that he is going to be a Steeler for a long time.”

Johnson, who was picked by the Steelers in the 3rd round of the 2019 NFL Draft out of Toledo, made his very first Pro Bowl nod this previous season after a profession project in which he captured 107 passes for 1,161 lawns and 8 goals. He’s led Pittsburgh in getting lawns in each of the last 2 seasons. 

Apart from making Johnson delighted with the extension he had actually been looking for, this likewise will get him back on the practice field, where he can begin to construct chemistry with brand-new quarterbacks Mitchell Trubisky and Kenny Pickett, as they continue their quarterback fight, that includes Mason Rudolph.

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