Minkah Fitzpatrick agrees to four-year extension with Steelers

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One of the top priorities on new Steelers General Manager Omar Khan’s to-do list was dealing with negotiations on a contract extension with safety Minkah Fitzpatrick and things have turned out well on that front.

Fitzpatrick has agreed to a four-year extension with the team. According to multiple reports, the deal is worth over $18.4 million per season with $36 million guaranteed at signing.

That’s the highest annual average salary and the most money guaranteed at signing for any safety in the league.

Fitzpatrick was a 2018 first-round pick by the Dolphins who was traded to the Steelers in 2019 after requesting a move because he felt Miami was playing him out of position. The change in scenery worked out well as Fitzpatrick made the Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro in each of his first two seasons with the Steelers.

Last season didn’t result in the same accolades, but Fitzpatrick still posted 124 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery to help the Steelers to the playoffs. Wednesday’s agreement makes it clear that the Steelers believe more of the same is coming in the future.

18 responses to “Minkah Fitzpatrick agrees to four-year extension with Steelers

  1. Yikes. Brutal contract.

    Jamal Adams for free safeties. That’s why when you deal for a player for a 1st rd pick like that, you don’t wait and lose leverage on the market like Pitt just did.

    They’re rebuilding and now overpaying both Watt and Fitzpatrick due to gaffes elsewhere like aging DTs in Tuitt and Heyward that they’ve ignored for years and horrible draft picks like Bud Dupree and now trading up for Devin Bush as an outright bust yet again at linebacker.

    I don’t get why fans of teams root for using draft picks and overpaying at the same time. It’s doubling down in a negative way on your assets.

  2. Once you start paying that rookie QB salary instead of Ben’s salary you can get deals like this done. He’s a stud, not happy to see him remaining in the AFC North for 4 more years.

  3. Great signing. The Steeler faithful love Minkah. He’s not the malcontent that complainers made him out to be. Now he’s just got to get those picks back up.

  4. One of the first of several bad decisions Brian Flores made when he took over the Dolphins…trading Minkah.

  5. When you spend more on your safety than your quarterback, you’re gonna have a bad time.

  6. I guess mama Fitzpatrick gave the thumbs up. She has been very outspoken through out his career, why did you think Miami got rid of him.

  7. Watt overpaid? In my opinion he is the best defensive player in the league not named Donald.

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