The Steelers signed a young wide receiver to a long-term contract extension on Friday, but it’s probably not the one you expected.
The team announced that Antonio Brown has agreed to a five-year, $42 million contract that will keep him in Pittsburgh through the 2017 season.
Already the Pittsburgh media is trying to determine what impact this has on the Wallace situation, and what his next move might be. Does it have an impact? The Steelers were going to have to sign Brown to a new contract after this season anyway and I can’t imagine that it was ever going to be an either/or situation.
I like Brown (a lot). Very good player, very versatile. But I’m still not ready to put him past Wallace quite yet, especially when we don’t know how Brown would perform without Wallace on the other side of the field (and hopefully we don’t have to find that out).
I have a few more thoughts on the Wallace situation that will come later (yes, this site is still in business, folks) but for now use this thread to discuss the first of the “young money” group to actually get some real money…