Diontae Johnson signs new 3-year contract with Steelers

The team's top WR to make $36.71 in 2023-24
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The Steelers and Diontae Johnson have agreed to a new three-year deal worth reportedly over $39 million total with the next two seasons averaging $18.3 million.

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The total is $36.71 million, $27 million of that is guaranteed.

NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo says the two 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.”

Johnson has not been participating in drills during Training Camp, similar to T.J. Watt’s hold-in last camp.

Steelers General Manager Omar Khan confirmed earlier this week that the organization was talking with Johnson and his agent.

He also talked about the importance of having the whole team on the field.

“You want everyone out practicing,” Khan said of the hold-in.  “We’ve taken the approach that we are using it as an opportunity to look at the other guys that are practicing, especially the young guys.  It gets them some work.”

With Johnson’s hold-in over, he’ll get his first real work with new quarterbacks Mitch Trubisky and Kenny Pickett.

He was in the top 10 in both receptions and yards last year, and that was with an aging Ben Roethlisberger.

He had 107 catches for 1,161 yards, averaging 10.9 yards a catch. He also had eight touchdowns.

Johnson becomes the latest wide receiver from the 2019 draft to get paid.

A.J. Brown is making $100 million over four years, DK Metcalf, $72 million for three years, Deebo Samuel, $71.5 million, three years and Terry McLaurin, $71 million, three years.