Steelers, Fitzpatrick agree on extension

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the new contract extension includes a guaranteed $36 million.

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to a four-year contract extension with star defenseman Minkah Fitzpatrick, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.

The deal is valued at $73.6 million with $36 million guaranteed. Rapoport tweeted On Wednesday.

This makes Fitzpatrick the highest-paid safety in the NFL, according to Rapoport.

Fitzpatrick, who turns 26 in November, has been one of the Steelers’ best defensemen since he switched to high school with the Miami Dolphins in 2019.

In his more than two years at Pittsburgh, Fitzpatrick has started 46 of 46 games, collected 260 tackles, 27 broken passes and caught 27 interceptions, helping the Steelers to two playoff appearances from the AFC North Division.

Fitzpatrick’s 124 tackles last year was a career high.

Pittsburgh clinched a division title in 2020, his first full season with the team.

The 6-0, 204-pound Fitzpatrick was drafted 11th overall by the Dolphins in the 2018 NFL Draft after helping the University of Alabama win two national championships in his three seasons with the Crimson Tide.

Wednesday’s news was later confirmed by the team itself. Steelers, Fitzpatrick agree on extension

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