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Steelers Can’t Pay Diontae Johnson like Terry McLaurin, A.J. Brown



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Steelers Now reporter Chris Carter digs deep on the Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFL Monday through Friday all year long on Locked on Steelers. He’s joined by Tony Serino of AFC North Talk.

The Pittsburgh Steelers may have re-signed Minkah Fitzpatrick, but Diontae Johnson is still waiting for a new deal. The Washington Commanders paid Terry McLaurin $71 million over three years and the Philadelphia Eagles paid A.J. Brown $100 million over four years. Both deals average out over $23 million per season. Is Johnson worth that kind of pay? Stats and context give the answer.

Also, if Johnson can’t be paid, should Mike Tomlin and Omar Khan look to trade him? Franchise tag? Let hit free agency in hope for a compensation pick?

Finally, a caller asks if CB1 is on the Steelers roster right now. There are a lot of CB2s in Cameron Sutton, Ahkello Witherspoon and Levi Wallace. But can any of them rise to be the team’s top cornerback? Also, Tony Serino refuses to give up on James Pierre and his hype train from last year.

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