By: Ashley Conley
As Antonio Brown always says, “Business is boomin!”
The Steelers signed their star-studded wide receiver to a four-year contract extension on Monday worth $68 million, making him the highest-paid wideout in the NFL.
Let’s get ring Pittsburgh!!!!! pic.twitter.com/wLXVgyDGiW
— Antonio Brown (@AntonioBrown) February 27, 2017
This past season, Brown led the Pittsburgh receiving corps with 106 catches for nearly 1,300 yards and 12 touchdowns. After signing the dotted line, No. 84 tweeted about getting a (Super Bowl) ring and being a Steeler for life.
It’s safe to say it put fans over the black and gold moon.
Today is a good day for Steelers fans 😊
— Tommy (@TPARK412) February 27, 2017
— Blitzburgh (@Steel_Curtain4) February 27, 2017
— Yinz (@Yinzburghs) February 26, 2017
The Pittsburgh Steelers are winning Super Bowl 52.
— #burghproud (@taylastivka) February 6, 2017
Some of Brown’s professional friends and even some competitors also expressed their congratulations via social media.
Just saw the homie @AntonioBrown at the Q the other day. Congrats bro on the well deserved deal!! 💰 💰 💰
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 28, 2017
— Cam Heyward (@CamHeyward) February 27, 2017
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) February 28, 2017
— *Joshua R. Norman (@J_No24) February 28, 2017
— Tavon Austin (@Tayaustin01) February 28, 2017
The Steelers pretty much hit a home run this week. The six-time Super Bowl-winning franchise officially locked Brown into their offense and slapped a franchise tag on running back Le’Veon Bell. According to Fox Sports, Brown has “a chance to be one of the best NFL receivers of all time”, while Bell has been deemed “the most dominant player in the NFL” by FiveThirtyEight.
Get your Terrible Towels ready because the Steelers will be a force to reckon with for years to come.
Cover Image: steelersgab.com
Ashley Conley is a senior journalism student at WVU. She aspires to become a writer or reporter in the sports industry upon graduation. You can follow her on Twitter @ashleyconleyyy.