Steelers make major decision with WR Diontae Johnson

Was this the right call?

Michael Whitaker

The Pittsburgh Steelers and wide receiver Diontae Johnson were engaged in a contract standoff - until today.

Johnson, who was selected in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft and is entering the final year of his rookie deal, agreed to a two-year contract extension worth a hefty $36.71 million, with $27 million guaranteed. The news was first reported by NFL Insider Mike Garafalo: 

"The conversations we have with Diontae and his representatives are going to stay between us," Khan told reporters Tuesday. "We don't discuss that publicly, but we have been in conversations. We want Diontae and we are excited to have Diontae a part of this team. We hope he is going to be a Steeler for a long time."

Last year with the Steelers, Johnson posted career highs in catches (107), receiving yards (1,161) and TD catches (eight).