Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson has been one of the team’s most consistent players in the past season, so it is fitting that he receives a reward for his performances. Brown announced on Thursday that they have sign Johnson to a 3-year contract extension worth $15.6 million. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the deal includes has $7.7 million guaranteed and includes $5 million signing bonus.
OFFICIAL: We've agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension with @DukeJohnson_8!
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) June 7, 2018
“Duke Johnson is a good football player. His hard work and commitment to the Browns organization are appreciated and we are excited to extend his contract and keep him in a Browns uniform for years to come,” – said Brown’ general manager John Dorsey. “Duke is an excellent representative our organization. He leads by example and we look forward to him playing an important role with the Cleveland Browns moving forward.”
Duke Johnson, who was selected by the Browns in the third round of 2015 NFL Draft, had 348 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns in the 2017 season adding 693 receiving yards from 74 receptions, and three receiving touchdowns.
“I’m excited. It’s fun to see how this team is shaping out and I want to be a part of it.” – said Johnson after signing the deal. “You can see it with the guys they brought in on offense like Tyrod (Taylor) and (Jarvis) Landry plus the guys we already had. I think bringing in coach (Todd) Haley adds another dimension to our offense and it gives coach (Hue) Jackson the chance to be the head coach. John Dorsey has been bringing in guys that can play, that can ball, and that gives us a chance. Now it’s about going out and doing it now.“