The Pittsburgh Steelers gave fullback Roosevelt Nix a new 4-year contract over the weekend, and many fans were wondering how much they paid him for his services as the lead blocker for Le’Veon Bell, and a special teams ace.
While these types of contracts don’t have their details released, compared to contracts given to players like Jimmy Garoppolo, they certainly have an impact on the overall salary cap picture for the Steelers.
Here is what is being reported:
It looks to me like the four-year contract signed by Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix includes a signing bonus of $1.75M, and base salaries of $1M (2018), $1.25M (2019), $1.45M (2020), and $1.525M (2021).— Ian Whetstone (@IanWhetstone) February 14, 2018
As you can see, this is a very team-friendly contract for Nix, and his annual salary being north of the $1 million mark would put him near the top of the fullback salary list in this regard.
This was a fair contract for both sides. The team didn’t use a fullback often under Todd Haley, but, with Randy Fichtner taking over this year, this could change. On offense, Nix did more in 2017 that he had any of his previous seasons. He finished the season with both a receiving and rushing touchdown, but one aspect of his game which has never ceased is his stellar play on special teams.
The Steelers locked up Nix, but will they get Bell locked up as well? Only time will tell...