According to the report, the new deal is worth up to $39.5 million and includes $27 million guaranteed. The $18.355 million per year average ranks 17th in the league at the receiver position, between Saints star Michael Thomas ($19.25 million) and the Jaguars' Christian Kirk ($18 million).
Diontae Johnson: PFF grade and rank since 2019 (postseason included)
|Season||PFF grade||Grade rank|
|2021||73.2||40 of 94|
|2020||70.4||60 of 101|
|2019||67.9||65 of 103|
• A third-round pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, Johnson has caught 254 of his 391 regular-season targets (65.0%) for 2,764 yards and 20 touchdowns since entering the league.
• The Toledo product earned a career-high 74.6 receiving grade in 2021. He also recorded career-highs in targets (161), catches (107), yards (1,161), touchdowns (8) and yards per route run (1.89).
• Since 2019, Johnson leads all receivers from his draft class in targets and receptions. He ranks second to only San Francisco's Deebo Samuel in yards after the catch (1,246) and missed tackles forced (45).
• Johnson is the 42nd overall player on PFF's 2022 consensus fantasy football rankings.