The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed Antonio Brown to a four-year, $68 million contract extension that makes him the best paid extensive receiver within the Nationwide Soccer League, NFL.com reported on Monday.
The 28-year-old receiver, whose deal features a $19 million signing bonus, had one yr remaining on his present contract, which was set to pay him $four.71 million in 2017.
The typical $17 million per yr wage over the period of the deal is $2 million increased than that of Cincinnati’s A.J. Inexperienced, who had beforehand been the league’s highest paid extensive receiver, and takes Brown by means of the 2021 season.
A five-time Professional Bowl participant, Brown completed this previous season second within the NFL in receptions (106), tied for second in landing catches (12) and fifth in receiving yards (1,284).
He posted a photograph of himself on Twitter throughout his contract signing with a message: “Steelers for all times.”
(Writing by Jahmal Nook in Los Angeles; Modifying by Peter Rutherford)