Minkah Fitzpatrick, former Alabama star, reportedly lands massive contract extension with Pittsburgh Steelers
Minkah Fitzpatrick was the No. 11 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, going from Alabama to the Miami Dolphins.
But, before he finished his second season in Miami, he was traded by the Dolphins to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Fitzpatrick has thrived over the last 2.5 seasons in Pittsburgh.
Now, per a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Fitzpatrick has scored a long-term extension. Per Schefter, the contract extension is for 4 years and is worth $18.4 million per year, with a $36 million signing bonus:
Steelers and All-Pro S Minkah Fitzpatrick reached agreement on a massive four-year contract extension worth over $18.4 million per year, with $36M gtd at signing, per source. The deal, negotiated and confirmed by @WME_Sports, makes Fitzpatrick the highest paid S in NFL history. pic.twitter.com/Rnb0jJWGoM
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 15, 2022
With the deal, Fitzpatrick becomes the highest paid safety in the history of the NFL.
In 4 NFL seasons, Fitzpatrick has recorded 352 tackles, 13 interceptions (3 returned for touchdowns), 36 pass breakups, 4 forced fumbles and 5 fumble recoveries.