Diontae Johnson
Home » Blog » Diontae Johnson Fighting For Recognition In 2024

Diontae Johnson Fighting For Recognition In 2024

Carolina Panthers WR Diontae Johnson isn’t disappointed by his comparatively low wage, but he is using it as motivation.

Diontae Johnson signed with Carolina this offseason, and is in line to earn $10 million this season. At the same time, he has seen several receivers get massive paydays this summer.

Justin Jefferson recently signed a four-year, $140 million contract extension. The likes of AJ Brown, Nico Collins and DeVonta Smith have also been paid.


Want $250 to bet on NFL futures?

Sign up here!


“It’s crazy — seeing everybody getting big contracts,” Johnson said. 

“It just motivates me to keep working. God will (provide) when I’m ready for it, so I’ll keep stacking days and not really worry about that and keep pressing, because if I press it’s going to throw my game off. … Just gotta stay relaxed, keep being humble, help the team win the best way I can, and my game is going to speak for itself. If they feel like they want to extend me, then I’m all for it.”


Read: NBA Broadcaster Charles Barkely Announces Retirement Timeline


“Like I’m a diamond in the rough. I’m just going to keep elevating, and I carry that chip wherever I go because I still get overlooked and (still) don’t get the respect I deserve sometimes,” Johnson said. “So it just makes me go harder — keep putting it on film, putting it in the league that I’m one of the best separators out there.”

  • 100%