The Pittsburgh Steelers are wasting little time getting their free agents signed for the upcoming 2017 season. After several lower tier players were given new contracts, this week the team has been going after the big fish.
On Monday Le’Veon Bell was given the franchise tag, and Antonio Brown was awarded a nice contract extension keeping him in the Steel City for years to come.
Today, the team signed James Harrison to the two year contract he wanted, and deserved.
James Harrison's agent says OLB has two-year deal with Steelers. Harrison 'excited to finish his career in Pittsburgh'— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 1, 2017
The contract is reportedly worth $3.5 million dollars, a very team-friendly deal for the player who seemingly never ages. With this new two-year contract, Harrison could potentially be under contract when he is 40 years-old.
Harrison had this to say on his official Instagram page:
With Harrison locked up, the team will still likely look to add some pass rushing talent via the 2017 NFL Draft, and with the NFL Scouting Combine underway in Indianapolis, all eyes will be on who might potentially be the team’s heir apparent to Harrison.
Harrison’s new contract, although tremendous, also brings with it a hint of sadness as it is the beginning of the end for a true legend for the black and gold. Enjoy him while he is still around Steelers Nation!