Brown will get $6.25 million in the new season, and this is the fifth year of his six years contract which worth $4300 million.
“You have to take care of your guys,” Brown said after Sunday’s practice. “If a guy underperforms, you get rid of him. If a guy overperforms, you take care of him.”
Brown, who said his agent would meet with the Steelers, was responding to a question about whether he would be the exception to Steelers’ long-time policy not to renegotiate the contract with non-quarterback unless the contract only has one year left.
Brown expressed the Steelers have been “first treatment” to him in the past, including the reconstruction of the contract last year to move $2 million of future salary into 2015 as a way to please the talented receiver.
Brown ranks 13th among wide receivers in 2016 base salary, and his $8.392 million per-year average including signing bonus money, ranks 19th among receivers.
When asked about Brown’s new contract situation, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin did not answer, only discussed the Brown’s performance in the training every day. “He’s here. He’s working,” Tomlin said.