Pittsburgh – Minka Fitzpatrick He starts his summer vacation with nice wages after getting a deal to become the best safe in the NFL.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed their star safety sign to a four-year extension that will pay Fitzpatrick more than $18.4 million annually, WME Sports’ agency, Fitzpatrick’s agency, confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Shifter on Wednesday.
Shifter confirmed that Fitzpatrick also received a guaranteed $36 million upon signing.
“I’m so excited,” Fitzpatrick said. “I’m still kinda in shock right now. It’s a blessing. I’m really excited. It’s just the beginning. I’m grateful. I’m grateful. Now I just want to keep chipping.”
The contract, the first big deal negotiated by Pittsburgh’s new general manager, Omar Khan, is trumpeted Jamal Adams$17.5 million a year deal.
“We are very excited about Minkah signing a new five-year contract,” Khan said. “Minkah is one of the top safety spots in the NFL and we are delighted that he will be in Pittsburgh for at least the next five years. When we traded with him, we knew he would be an integral part of our defense and we are looking forward to that constantly as we prepare for next season.”
Since the Steelers acquired Fitzpatrick from Dolphins in exchange for a first-round pick in 2019, the Alabama producer has racked up 11 interceptions and scored three defensive touchdowns. He also made three failures and recovered from four.
Upon signing with Fitzpatrick, the Steelers invested significant resources in securing defensive anchors in TJ WattAnd the Cam Heyward and Fitzpatrick until at least 2024. Last season, the Steelers signed Watt, Defensive Player of the Year, to a four-year deal worth $112 million.
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