Rejoice, Bills fans. Stevie Johnson is under contract through the 2016 season.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Bills and star WR Stevie Johnson have agreed to a five-year contract. The deal is worth $36.25 million, with $19.5 million guaranteed. Johnson will make $24 million over the deal’s first three years.
That’s a hefty price tag, to be sure. But at less than $8 million a season, the Bills made out really good here. Besides, this is a deal the Bills needed to make. So rarely do the Bills have the opportunity to sign an elite free agent, even a “home-grown’ guy like Johnson. With Johnson, the Bills have the chance to have an elite offense. Without him, that wide receiver depth chart looks pretty bleak.
Besides, we can fret about the cost another day. Today’s a day to celebrate.
Stevie is staying home.