Steelers Fans Are Fired Up As The NFL World Reacts To Minkah Fitzpatrick’s Record-Setting New Contract

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  • Pittsburgh Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick just got paid in a record-setting way
  • Fitzpatrick, a two-time Pro Bowler and first-team All-Pro, became the highest-paid safety in league history
  • The NFL world has plenty to say on the matter

It’s a good day to be Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. And if Twitter is any indication, it’s also a good time to be a Steelers fan/

Fitzpatrick signed a four-year, $73.6 million contract extension according to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The deal makes him the highest-paid safety in league history.

The Steelers’ star has made the Pro Bowl twice and twice been selected as a first-team All-Pro since being drafted by the Miami Dolphins with the No. 11 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

He’s also a pretty damn good pickleball partner.

Miami traded Fitzpatrick to the Steelers in 2019 in exchange for a slew of future draft picks. The star defensive back has continued to shine since coming to Pittsburgh, hauling in six interceptions, forcing a pair of fumbles and recovering two more.

NFL Twitter Reacts To New Minkah Fitzpatrick Deal

NFL media and Fitzpatrick’s teammates praised the new deal, which ties the safety down until 2027.

And it’s safe to say that Steelers fans were pretty amped about the move as well.

Fitzpatrick joins reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year TJ Watt as an anchor of the Steelers defense. Now the team just has to sort out its quarterback situation after future Hall of Famer Ben Roethlisberger called it quits.