IFWT_Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown previously spoke out about deserving to get paid after ‘over performing.’  He has been the best wideout in the game for the past two seasons but he’s the 18th highest paid wideout in the league.  The Pittsburgh Steelers have a strict policy regarding contract extensions; they don’t give one to any player with more than a year remaining on their deal unless they’re a quarterback.  They did however find another way to make Brown happy for now, a contract restructure.

A league source tells PFT that the Steelers have moved $4 million in Brown’s compensation from 2017 to 2016, pushing his compensation this year to $10.25 million.

Specifically, Brown gets an $8.975 million signing bonus and a $1.275 million salary for 2016.

The Steelers made a similar restructuring to the deal in 2015, when Brown had three seasons left on his contract. Although many thought the Steelers wouldn’t do it again — G.M. Kevin Colbert told PFT Live in March that the team expects the contract to be honored without any issues — they did.

Come 2017, the question will be how much more he receives and for how many more years he commits to a franchise for which Brown, a sixth-round pick in 2010, seems destined to become one of the all-time greats.

The team has promised Brown a true contract extension after this season.

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