Omar Khan: We’re thrilled Minkah Fitzpatrick will be in Pittsburgh for the next five years

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What was reported earlier is now official, as the Steelers announced the team has signed safety Minkah Fitzpatrick to a new five-year contract.

While the Steelers did not disclose the contract terms, Fitzpatrick will reportedly make over $18.4 million per season with $36 million guaranteed at signing.

“We are very excited to sign Minkah to a new five-year contract,” Steelers General Manager Omar Khan said in a statement. “Minkah is one of the top safeties in the NFL and we are thrilled he will be in Pittsburgh through at least the next five years. When we traded for him, we knew he was going to be an integral part of our defense and we look forward to that continuing as we prepare for the upcoming season.”

The Steelers acquired Fitzpatrick from the Dolphins early in the 2019 season and the safety has excelled as a member of Pittsburgh’s defense. He’s twice been an All-Pro and been selected to the Pro Bowl.

Last season, Fitzpatrick recorded 124 total tackles, nine passes defensed, two interceptions, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.

The 11th overall pick of the 2018 draft, Fitzpatrick has 13 interceptions, 36 passes defensed, four forced fumbles, and five fumble recoveries in his career.

13 responses to “Omar Khan: We’re thrilled Minkah Fitzpatrick will be in Pittsburgh for the next five years

  1. Minkah won’t be so thrilled after he witnesses how far the team has regressed this season

  2. The Jamal Adams and Fitzpatrick deals will go down as 2 of the worst deals in more recent history.

    Brutal.

  3. Can’t wait to see Joe Burrow break his ankles with rushing TDs for the next 4 years

  4. Great signing! Get the qb and o line situated. Steelers will be back on top in no time.

  5. murraysons says:
    June 15, 2022 at 2:40 pm
    Miami doing a great job drafting for other teams

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    Clearly you don’t know who Jevon Holland is. Minkah doesn’t come close Holland’s talent.

  6. Minkah ain’t no Derwin James, why do these clubs keep raising the price on free agents?

  7. I love Minkah’s talent and ability…. but he quit on the Dolphins when they asked him to be more adaptive in the secondary. He basically threw a temper tantrum that he couldn’t just be a cover safety and hunt for picks, while the Dolphins wanted him to do so much more… and thus.. he plays for another team now. Good luck with it.

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