The Pittsburgh Steelers and All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown are working towards a new deal that will keep Brown in black-and-yellow for years to come. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert made it clear that the franchise is intending to keep Brown long-term so he can “retire as a Steeler.”
Brown has one year still left on the six-year, $43.04 million contract he signed back in 2012.
Brown’s reps and the team are making significant progress toward a lucrative contract extension, sources told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Both sides are aiming to complete a new deal by the start of the new league year on March 9th.
Brown is an important part of the Steelers’ offense and one of the NFL’s best wide receiver, turning in another phenomenal season in 2016. Brown finished the year second in the NFL with 106 catches for 1,284 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Recently, reports surfaces that Brown’s antics had worn “thin” with some of his teammates and coaches, but it appears Brown is set to be staying in Pittsburgh for many years to come.