Entering 2016, Brown’s $6.25 million base salary was 24th among receivers. That put him below the likes of Browns rookie Corey Coleman and Travis Benjamin of the Chargers. Now, he moves into the top 10, just ahead of A.J. Green and Jeremy Maclin.
The reworked contract doesn’t lock up Brown for any additional years as his contract will still expire in 2017. However, Schefter is reporting that the team has promised him a real extension after this year.
Antonio Brown got no new years added, and Steelers are promising to give him a true extension after this season, per source.