Steelers Sign S Minkah Fitzpatrick To Four-Year, $73.6M Extension

According to Adam Schefter, the Steelers and S Minkah Fitzpatrick have reached an agreement on a four-year deal that makes him the NFL’s highest-paid safety on a per-year basis. 

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Schefter says the deal is worth more than $18.4 million a season and includes $36 million guaranteed at signing. That comes out to $73.6 million in total value. 

Fitzpatrick, 25, is the former 11th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. He signed a four-year, $16.447 million dollar rookie contract that included a $10.042 million dollar signing bonus.

The Steelers acquired Fitzpatrick from the Dolphins, as well as a 2020 fourth-round pick and a 2021 seventh-round pick, in a trade in 2019 that included a 2020 first-round pick and a 2021 sixth-round pick. 

The Steelers exercised Fitzpatrick’s fifth-year option which was scheduled to pay him $10.612 million in 2022.

In 2021, Fitzpatrick appeared in 16 games for the Steelers and recorded 124 total tackles, one forced fumble, one recovery, two interceptions and seven pass deflections. 

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