The Steelers’ Antonio Brown has caught more passes than anyone in the NFL the past three seasons, and it’s not even close. He has hauled in 375 balls the last three campaigns, including 31 TDs. He has managed to do that with Ben Roethlisberger being injured for some of that duration.
He was scheduled to make roughly $6 million this season, which is much less than his value suggests, but he and the team have come to terms on a restructured pact. Brown will now make north of $10 million this season. Even that still sounds like a steal, but as long as he’s happy.
Antonio Brown got his raise after all — and a commitment to talk about a much bigger one after this season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers agreed Wednesday to restructure Brown’s contract, moving up $4 million in base salary from 2017 to this year. The superstar receiver will now make $10.25 million in 2016, a person with knowledge of the deal told USA TODAY Sports.
In turn, Brown’s salary for 2017 drops to $4.71 million. But the Steelers have committed to discussing a long-term extension before then, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because contract details were to remain private.
H/T: USA Today