Cam Heyward “more than happy to facilitate” extension talks

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The Steelers often extend the contracts of key players when they have one year let on their existing deals, so defensive end Cam Heyward‘s situation will be one to watch this offseason.

Heyward has one year left on the contract he signed ahead of the 2015 season and he’s been a productive player throughout the life of that deal. Heyward was named a first-team All-Pro for the second time in three years and he’s recorded 29 sacks over the last three seasons.

Heyward said this week that he’d like to continue producing in Pittsburgh and “will be more than happy to facilitate” extension talks if the Steelers share that interest.

“June or July, but if we can get something done earlier, I would love it,” Heyward said, via Mark Kaboly of TheAthletic.com. “They’ve done right by me so far, and I want to continue to do them right. That’s what I love about Pittsburgh — you have to earn your way. If I play well and they show me love, I want to show love back. I want to make sure as them being my employer and them being my family, you always want to make sure that you represent your family well.”

As well as Heyward has played, he said he feels he has “many more years to keep improving.” If the Steelers feel the same, an extension may not be too far off.

12 responses to “Cam Heyward “more than happy to facilitate” extension talks

  1. Joy to watch and very well spoken.

    Loved his dad Ironhead at Pitt.

    One of the better second generation stories success stories.

  2. He is going to be 31 years old in May. Great that he is peaking career wise. Give a lot of cash on a shorter term contract.

  3. Keep him. He was the cornerstone of this year’s 8-8 season. He also played a big part in keeping the Steelers out of the playoffs last year. Though JuJu Smith-Fumble deserves most of the credit.

  4. Pittsburgh (Love em’ or Hate em’) is a team players embrace and want to play hard for and then you have guys who leave Pittsburgh chasing more money and end up having nearly as much success. Antonio Brown comes to mind really fast.

  5. “Great player who can afford to negotiate since he’s living rent free in TTGOFK’s head.”

    He’s a bitter Baltimore fan that got Tebowed by the Titans.

  6. TimTebowGodOfFootballKarma says:
    January 23, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Keep him. He was the cornerstone of this year’s 8-8 season. He also played a big part in keeping the Steelers out of the playoffs last year. Though JuJu Smith-Fumble deserves most of the credit.

    Yep, him and that absolutely horrible defense… rent free always… did they hurt your feelings at some point?

  7. Poor guy couldn’t even beat the Baltimore practice squad and he wants a new contract? Good time to negotiate when your team gets clown stomped by the second stringers.

  8. Dear TimTebowGodofKarma – what team do you root for? Because you sure look classy w/ your consistent bitter comments re: the Steelers.

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