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Insider Thinks Cam Heyward Is Playing the ‘Old Media Game’



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Cam Heyward a Brown? He floated that possibility in a recent interview with Mark Kaboly of The Athletic. Heyward is on the final year of his deal and is seeking an extension with the Steelers. He wants to play at least three more years and is willing to play wherever. Even if it’s an division foe.

“I still have family in Cleveland . . . my wife is from Cleveland. We will see. I am not trying to think about all that right now.”

Heyward made it clear that he’ll be playing in 2025. As a Steeler or not.

“I have talked to my wife (Allie), and we know the reality, and we have had those talks, and she said it could be fun to play somewhere else,” Heyward said to Kaboly. “If that is what is needed to be done, then so be it.

“I don’t even know which way to even lean. We will see what happens. But I can assure you this: I will be playing in 2025, I will tell you that.”

Kaboly thinks Heyward was just throwing anything out there to get the Steelers attention. Basically trying to use it as leverage.

“[Cameron Heyward] was saying the words, but he wasn’t believing what he said, if that makes any sense: moving on, playing for another team, got to do what you got to do. You saw his face. I guess the worst-case scenario, if he had to do it, he’ll do it, but to me, I read it as him just wanting to stick around here and it’s just a matter of when that’s going to happen in my eyes,” Kaboly said during an appearance on 93.7 The Fan. “I think he was playing the old media game a little bit, out there showing the Steelers, ‘Hey, I’m willing to move on if that’s what it comes down to,’ but I still have that feeling that he’s still going to get this done sometime in training camp or right around training camp.”

Cam Heyward believes he still has multiple top years left because of his game and technique.

“My game is different from everybody else in this league,” Heyward said. “I like to think I can play the run and the pass. And that’s why I’m different. Last year Mike (Tomlin) brought to my attention, the thing that’s really cool is you watch powerlifters, and my game is built on power and technique. And (powerlifters) go into their 40s. And so, you know, that’s what kind of research I’m doing behind the scenes.”

Heyward wants to be a one-helmet guy. But if the two sides can’t agree on an extension, Heyward seems very open to playing in a uniform other than the Black and Gold.

Nick Farabaugh contributed reporting from Pittsburgh.