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USC Football: Trojans Celebrate Michael Pittman Jr.'s Huge Contract

A former Trojan earns huge deal.

Former USC Trojan Michael Pittman Jr. is cashing in. Pittman Jr. is finalizing a three-year, $70 million deal with the Indianapolis Colts, a huge second contract for the 26-year-old wideout, making him just another successful product from the USC football program.

The contract extension comes less than a week after the Colts had placed the franchise tag on Pittman Jr. to prevent him from becoming a free agent. The Colts wasted no time signing him afterward.

After coming off a career year in which he recorded a career-high 109 receptions for 1,152 yards, Pittman Jr. is naturally reaping the rewards. 

USC celebrated the news by reposting a photo that the Colts posted of Pittman Jr. cheesing. USC football added a caption with two exclamation points and a peace sign emoji.

Pittman Jr. has finished four NFL seasons, all with the Colts. The former Trojan has been a reliable and consistent weapon for Indy through his young career. Pittman Jr. has two 1,000-yard receiving seasons in his career. He has a total of 336 career receptions for 3,662 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Before becoming the Colts' second-round pick in 2020, Pittman Jr. was a great receiver for USC over four collegiate seasons. Pittman Jr. racked up 171 receptions for 2,519 yards and 19 touchdowns during his Trojan career. His best season came in his final season, with Pittman Jr. earning 101 receptions for 1,275 yards and 11 touchdowns. Pittman Jr.'s performance made him a two-time All-Pac-12 and a second-team All-American.