Antonio Brown appears to want to be compensated for the lofty numbers he’s been putting up, but he has no plans to hold the Steelers hostage with a holdout this summer.
Amid reports that Brown was unhappy with his deal, the Pro Bowl wide receiver says he’s leaving all that stuff up to his agent.
“That’s totally up to my agent,” he said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I’m here singularly focused to get better and better on my game. This organization has been nothing but first class to me, believing in my time and my skills since I got here. I’m ready to pay them back with my work ethic. …
“This is a community that I love,” he continued. “My kids go to school here. I want to keep a good reputation. Obviously money’s not important to me. I’ve got enough. The organization has extremely blessed me. I’m ready to play football.”
It appears that Steelers fans caused Brown’s change of heart about outplaying an already new contract. Brown caught 129 passes for 1,698 yards and 13 touchdowns last season, so he’s not being compensated accordingly.