Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson has agreed to a two-year contract extension

PITTSBURGH – Diontae Johnson got his deal.

After spending a week in Pittsburgh Steelers training camp, the wide receiver and the team reached a two-year extension that averages $18.355 million. USD a year, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Kimberley Martin.

The deal, the value of which reaches up to 39.5 million $27 million in incentives if he achieves them. USD guarantee. Johnson, who is in the final year of his new contract, will become a free agent in 2025.

Johnson, 26, was the last remaining in 2019. in the wide receiver draft class after both Deebo Samuel and DK Metcalf previously received extensions in training camp.

Days before agreeing to the extension, general manager Omar Khan reiterated that the team wanted Johnson to remain a Steeler.

“We want Diontae and we’re excited for Diontae to be a part of this team,” Khan said Tuesday. “We expect him to be a Steeler for a long time.”

Johnson, who arrived on time for training camp, participated in individual drills and worked one-on-one with the staff during team periods. He has gradually seen more stints with quarterbacks, but is expected to fully rejoin the team in training camp once the deal is completed.

Johnson led the Steelers with 1,161 yards on 107 carries and eight touchdowns last season as a favorite target of departed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

By signing Johnson to just a two-year extension, the team locks up its most important weapon for the immediate future while preserving long-term flexibility. The shorter deal reflects a similar approach the team took in acquiring quarterback this offseason Mitch TrubiskyThe Right Solution Chukwuma Okorafor and the inside linebacker Myles Jackamong others.

Metcalf and the Seattle Seahawks agreed to a three-year, $72 million extension last week.

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