It was thought the Pittsburgh Steelers would be taking a T.J. Watt approach to the contract of Minkah Fitzpatrick. When talking about approach, more specifically talking about timing. if you recall, Watt’s deal wasn’t done until the week before the team’s 2021 regular season opener against the Buffalo Bills.
After Fitzpatrick followed Watt’s hold-in approach to mandatory minicamp, fans were prepared for a lengthy negotiation between the two parties. Lo and behold, the Steelers gave Fitzpatrick a 4-year contract extension making him the highest paid safety in the NFL, at the moment.
After the signing of the contract, there were plenty of teammates, both current and former, who took to Twitter to celebrate the new contract for Fitzpatrick. Below you will see several players who took to social media to congratulate the All-Pro safety for his well-deserved contract.
(Editor’s Note: This article will be updated as more players take to social media talking about the deal. In the meantime, be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they prepare for training camp.)
The Steelers got Mink for a steal.He took a team friendly deal. Unselfish, team player.— Vince Williams (@VinnyVidiVici98) June 15, 2022
Steelers players historically take less money than they are worth on the open market. Speaks volumes to the work environment. Solid front office, great head coach, players want to play there.— Vince Williams (@VinnyVidiVici98) June 15, 2022
*breathes in*— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) June 15, 2022
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