Wide receiver Diontae Johnson and the Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to a two-year deal for $36.71 million, according to NFL Network Insider on Thursday. Johnson will receive $19 million in the first year of the agreement, according to Garafolo, who also noted that the pact contains a $27 million guarantee. Johnson had a new three-year deal inked, the organization subsequently revealed on Thursday.
Johnson’s new contract permits him to remain a free agent until 2025 while paying him top-20 WR money on an annual average basis. Recent higher-end receiver extension deals frequently lasted three years or longer.
Garafolo claims that the discussions were concluded after working with Johnson’s camp through Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Johnson had been skipping practice while contract negotiations were taking place, and new Steelers general manager Omar Khan expressed hope that Johnson will “be a Steeler for a long time” on Tuesday. This implies that the Steelers have also acquired a crucial component for their attack.