NFL Fans Are Flabbergasted After The Steelers Ink Diontae Johnson To A Team-Friendly Extension

NFL Fans Are Flabbergasted After The Steelers Ink Diontae Johnson

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It is officially wide receiver extension season. There have been a ton of wideouts to ink new deals, with Davante Adams and Tyreek Hill among the first early in the offseason.

Over the past month, it has been Terry McLaurin, Deebo Samuel, and DK Metcalf. Now, we can add another one to the list — Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson.

According to Mike Garofolo of NFL Network, the Steelers have signed Diontae Johnson to a two-year, $36.71 million extension. Yes, that’s it.

Here are some more details on the contract, and it looks like Johnson will get a big payday this year.

Nonetheless, this is far less than the other contract we have seen from McLaurin, Deebo, and Metcalf, although you could argue Johnson isn’t yet on the same tier as the others.

Still, fans reacted as such and were stunned at the low price for Johnson.

With JuJu Smith-Schuster playing for the Kansas City Chiefs, all eyes are on Johnson to take over as the #1 WR. In 2021, he had career-highs in catches (107), yards (1,161), and touchdowns (8). So, this makes a lot of sense for Pittsburgh, although Johnson likely could have earned a little more money.

The biggest concern for Johnson is the QB play. As of now, Mitchell Trubisky is the starter, although his recent struggles could send rookie Kenny Pickett into the starting role. Still, the QB room might be a rough one in 2022 and could lower Johnson’s numbers.

Overall, Johnson gets a nice payday, and the Steelers keep their top target on the field.