The Pittsburgh Steelers will be in Jacksonville Friday night to take on the Jaguars and according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, super agent Drew Rosenhaus will reportedly be in town to talk to the team about a new contract for his client, wide receiver Antonio Brown.
After getting Colts WR TY Hilton $39 million in guaranteed money, Drew Rosenhaus off to meet with Steelers for reworked Antonio Brown deal.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 13, 2015
Rosenhaus just finished getting another one of his clients, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, a new five-year, $65 million extension. That’s obviously a higher yearly average than what Brown currently receives. Brown is currently scheduled to earn $6 million this year, $8.25 million in 2016 and $8.71 million in 2017. Additionally, none of that money is guaranteed.
It will be interesting to see if the Steelers wind up doing something with Brown’s contract this year being as it won’t be up until after the 2017 season. According to history, they won’t do anything with it until he enters the final year. Brown, however, has gone about his business the right way.
Brown led the league in both receptions and receiving yardage last year.
ETA: According to Rand Getlin of NFL.com, he was told the Steelers are reluctant to re-work Brown’s contract any time soon, as they still have him under contract for three years. This, as you know, doesn’t surprise me one bit.