The Pittsburgh Steelers have made an official contract decision on wide receiver Diontae Johnson. He's going to be playing for the AFC North franchise for at least several more seasons.
According to a report, Johnson and the Steelers have agreed to a two-year extension worth $36.71 million. That means he'll become a free agent following the 2024 season.
Johnson and the Steelers reportedly held in-depth negotiations Wednesday night that continued this Thursday morning. The two sides finally came to a deal; his passive holdout is over.
"The #Steelers and WR Diontae Johnson have agreed on a two-year, $36.71 million extension, source says. The sides worked last night and this morning to end his hold-in with a shorter deal than we’ve seen from others that allows him to be a free agent again after the 2024 season," said NFL insider Mike Garafolo.
At 26 years old, the Steelers believe Diontae Johnson is about to enter the prime years of his career. That'd be a welcome surprise for a franchise that's gone through plenty of change recently.
Last season, Johnson showed why he's worth a bigger contract. He caught 107 passes for 1,161 yards and eight touchdowns. In three years in Pittsburgh, the talented wideout has totaled 254 receptions for 2,764 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Johnson will be tasked with leading the Steelers' receivers unit in what's expected to be an intriguing season in Pittsburgh.