The Pittsburgh Steelers signed receiver Diontae Johnson to a two-year, $36.71 million contract extension through 2024.
Johnson’s new deal includes $27 million in guarantees and he will earn $19 million in year one.
The 26-year-old was entering the final year of his four-year, $4,280,962 rookie contract entering the upcoming 2022 season.
It’s no surprise that Pittsburgh signed Johnson to a short-term deal, as they’ve had controversy over recent years surrounding paying players to high-paying contracts.
However, the good news for Johnson is he has time to perform to earn another lucrative contract if he plays well over the next couple of seasons.
The wideout caught 107 receptions for 1,161 yards and eight touchdowns in 2021, which were all career-bests in his three years in the NFL.