The Pittsburgh Steelers and Antonio Brown, the team's Most Valuable Player in 2011, have agreed to a five year extension worth $42.5 million, including an $8.5 million signing bonus. Brown who was entering the last year of contract, is now signed through the 2017 season. He will make $9.04 million in 2012.
The signing is a strong message to Mike Wallace who had been offered more but similar money, however, the Steelers intention was to try to workout a deal with Brown this summer regardless of the Wallace situation. The Steelers on Wednesday took their offer to Wallace off the table and Wallace's holdout has now reached three days.