Steelers lastly finish Diontae Johnson uncertainty with new contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers have lastly ended the sit-in of extensive receiver Diontae Johnson by giving him a three-year contract extension.

Coaching camp is a time for the Steelers to put aside all of the distractions and get to work. And now extensive receiver Diontae Johnson can be a part of them.

After a contract dispute that had Johnson sitting out of form, the WR and the group got here to an settlement on a brand new contract extension on Thursday, the group introduced.

There are conflicting studies concerning the worth of the deal.

Diontae Johnson contract particulars: Steelers lock up extensive receiver

Based on Gary Dulac of the Pittsburgh Submit-Gazette, the contract is for 3 years and value $39.5 million.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Community reported the deal was for 2 years and $36.6 million, with $27 million assured.

Regardless of the remaining numbers come out to, the Steelers now not have to fret about their high receiver not being on the sphere as they work out the quarterback battle.

Johnson had 107 catches for 1161 yards and eight touchdowns final 12 months, all profession highs. He has steadily improved his manufacturing annually he’s been within the league and shall be taking part in a big position for whichever quarterback wins the job this August.

Whether or not it’s Mitchell Trubisky or Kenny Pickett, the quarterbacks wanted Johnson on the sphere as quickly as potential to construct chemistry.

Johnson was a part of the 2019 extensive receiver class that noticed a wave of profitable extensions this 12 months. He didn’t have the bargaining energy of DK Metcalf, AJ Brown or Deebo Samuel, however he nonetheless held-in whereas hoping for a greater deal.

This one will give him the chance to show himself for a fair greater contract in just some years. Then we’ll see if he’s stage with different star extensive receivers.