Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown

WR - PIT
Height: 5' 10"Weight: 181 lbsAge: 29College: Central MichiganDrafted: #195 (6th Rd. by Pittsburgh)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
20th easiest for WRs
Draft Rank (ECR) #3
Best / Worst #2 / #7
ADP #3

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Antonio Brown signs extension with Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers and wide receiver Antonio Brown have agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension worth $68 million on Monday.

Fantasy Impact

Signing a deal that will pay him $17 million per year over four years, and $18.5 million over three years, Brown is now the highest paid wide receiver in the NFL and is tied to the Steelers until the 2021 season. While accumulating at least 106 receptions, 1,284 yards and eight touchdowns in each of the last four seasons, Brown's new extension is well-deserved. The Steelers, who franchise tagged Le'Veon Bell on Monday, will likely work on their premier rusher's long-term deal next.

Antonio Brown, Steelers begin contract talks

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told the media that negotiations for a long-term deal between the team and wide receiver Antonio Brown have "started." Colbert referred to the negotiations as a "priority."

Fantasy Impact

A new long-term deal between the Steelers and Brown appears to be imminent. It's just of matter of when at this point. Despite his diva antics, Brown is an elite NFL wideout who is poised to become the highest paid player at his position once a deal is finalized.

Antonio Brown, Steelers begin contract talks

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports the Pittsburgh Steelers and wide receiver Antonio Brown have already begun discussions on a new long-term contract extension. The team insider added that the two sides are "optimistic" that a new deal could be agreed upon "well before" training camp.

Fantasy Impact

Brown, who is arguably the best wide receiver in the NFL, is poised to be paid like he is this offseason. As Bengals wideout A.J. Green is currently the highest paid receiver in the game at $15 million per year, Brown's new deal is primed to exceed that dollar amount on a per season basis. For the past two offseasons, Brown has restructured his contract for the benefit of the team. However, this time around, he will be rewarded for his consistent, elite play that he's showcased since the 2013 campaign. Brown has caught at least 106 targets for 1,284 yards receiving and eight touchdowns in each of the past four seasons while only missing one game in that span. The aforementioned missed game was in the 2016 season finale in which he was inactive for rest purposes.

Antonio Brown to remain with Pittsburgh long-term?

Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II told the media Tuesday wide receiver Antonio Brown is "another player we're hoping to....have here for a long time."

Fantasy Impact

"Antonio is a good guy, a good person," Rooney said. "I enjoy him personally. He's someone his teammates like to have on the team." Rooney's comments on Brown were positive. But, he did say he viewed the diva wideout's antics as "little annoyances, with the emphasis on little." Like many of the elite wide receivers preceding Brown -- see Terrell Owens -- they come with baggage. Although their actions generally do not result in suspensions or breaking the law, their somewhat immature antics could eventually divide a locker room and cause issues with the quarterback if not involved in the game. Despite the recent negative emphasis on Brown's behavior, he remains one of the league's top players at his position. Brown is poised to become the highest paid wide receiver in the NFL this offseason.

Antonio Brown can't find the endzone on Sunday

Antonio Brown is arguably a top three wide receiver in the NFL, maybe number one. The New England defense did a good job containing Brown, considering he finished with seven receptions for 77 yards.

Fantasy Impact

Normally, Brown has a big impact on the stat sheet, but not this week. Brown ended this season on the verge of making a Super Bowl, but will have to come back next year as still not appearing in the NFL's biggest stage.

Rich Pallarino30 weeks ago