Fitzpatrick, 24, is the former 11th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. He’s in the fourth year of 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 will pay him $10.612 million in 2022.
In 2021, Fitzpatrick has appeared in nine games for the Steelers and recorded 64 total tackles, one forced fumble, and one pass deflection.