Steelers Give Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick a Massive Extension

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Just minutes ago, Adam Schefter of ESPN announced that the Pittsburgh Steelers have made All-Pro Safety, Minkah Fitzpatrick, the highest paid safety in NFL history.  The four-year contract extension is reportedly worth $18.4 million per year, with $36 million guaranteed at signing.

Fitzpatrick was acquired by the Steelers from the Miami Dolphins in 2019 for a 2020 first-round draft pick, a conditional 2020 fifth-round draft pick, and a conditional 2021 sixth-round draft pick.  Since then, Fitzpatrick has been a star for the Steelers.  He was awarded Pro Bowl and First Team All-Pro honors in both 2019 and 2020.  

In addition to his 11 career interceptions and countless passes defended, he was also last year's best run stopper.  With the Steelers' defense letting running backs get to the second level all season, they counted on Minkah for 124 total tackles last season.  

At just 25 years old now, Fitzpatrick won't even be over 30 by the time this current contract is coming to an end.  This is a huge win for the Steelers to lock up such a talented and valuable player in their secondary for the next four seasons.