Mike Tomlin says decision to trade for Minkah Fitzpatrick 'an easy one'
Former Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick got his wish with a ticket out of Miami, and he landed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, something coach Mike Tomlin was glad to see.
In a press conference on Tuesday, Tomlin said he extensively researched Fitzpatrick before the 2018 NFL Draft, and added that getting Fitzpatrick, “was a ‘pipe dream,’ according to Missi Matthews, so the decision to trade for him an easy one. Tomlin added that Fitzpatrick would play safety this week against the San Francisco 49ers.
“We’re going to anchor him down,” Tomlin said, according to Gerry Dulac, after Fitzpatrick complained in Miami about playing multiple positions.
Fitzpatrick was a first-round pick of the Dolphins and known for his versatility, but it appears that he and the Steelers both prefer to play him at safety only, at least for now.