Kevin Colbert confirms Steelers won’t alter Antonio Brown’s contract
There were reports this spring that Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown wanted to revisit his contract with the Steelers in hopes of getting more money from the team and his agent Drew Rosenhaus recently met with the team on the same topic, but the Steelers don’t share Brown’s desire to make any changes.
General Manager Kevin Colbert cited the team’s long-standing position that they don’t renegotiate contracts with players other than quarterbacks when those players have more than a year left on their current contracts. Colbert said he met with Rosenhaus out of courtesy to Brown, but that there wont be any further discussion about a new deal at this time.
“It was something that was here before I got here and I am sure it will continue after I am gone,” Colbert said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “It is just the consistency within the organization. It is something that we believe in and it works for us, so I don’t see it changing.”
Brown signed a six-year, $43 million deal with the Steelers before the 2012 season. Brown could stage a holdout at some point in an attempt to get them to break with tradition, but he’ll otherwise have to bide his time for a couple of years before the Steelers will be ready to sit down at the negotiating table.