Former Oregon WR Juwan Johnson agrees to new contract with Saints
Former Oregon WR Juwan Johnson is staying in New Orleans. NFL free agency is underway, and the Saints made sure to lock up Johnson.
Over the weekend, the parties agreed to a new 2-year deal for up to $12 million, with $8 million guaranteed.
#Saints TE Juwan Johnson’s new two-year deal is worth $12 million, including $8.5M fully guaranteed, per source.
Johnson would’ve been an RFA, so in essence, this is a one-year, $9.373 million extension on top of the low tender. Max value $14.5M over two years with escalator. pic.twitter.com/NqLmoIMYqc
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 11, 2023
Johnson finished his college career playing wide receiver for Oregon but has caught on as a tight end with the Saints. After going undrafted, Johnson signed with New Orleans in April 2020. He saw limited playing time in his rookie season. In 2021, he made 14 appearances, including 2 starts, logging 13 catches for 159 yards and 4 touchdowns. The 2022 season was a breakout year for Johnson. He recorded 42 receptions for 508 yards and 7 touchdowns.