Two-time Pro-Bowler safety Minkah Fitzpatrick has signed a four-year contract extension that will keep him with the Pittsburgh Steelers until the 2026 season. Adam Schefter from ESPN reported that the deal makes Fitzpatrick one of the highest-paid safeties in the league with an annual salary of $18.4 million. In addition, he will receive $36 million at signing.
Done deal. ?? pic.twitter.com/mLsThSrdhg
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) June 15, 2022
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
Fitzpatrick was originally drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 2018 and the season after his rookie campaign, he was traded to the Steelers for a package of draft picks. Since, he has become one of the cornerstones of the team’s defense leading the defense in tackles for the last two seasons.
“Minkah is one of the top safeties in the NFL and we are thrilled he will be in Pittsburgh through at least the next five years. When we traded for him, we knew he was going to be an integral part of our defense and we look forward to that continuing as we prepare for the upcoming season”, said Steelers General Manager Omar Khan in a statement.
In three seasons in Pittsburgh, Minka has started 46 games, grabbed 11 interceptions and returned two of them for a touchdown, forced three fumbles, and 352 tackles. He was selected for the Pro-Bowl and the All-Pro team in 2019 and 2020.