NFL Insider John Clayton Doesn’t Think Steelers Will Offer Joe Haden New Deal Before Season
Just days after Steelers cornerback Joe Haden made his intentions to finish his career in Pittsburgh clear, veteran NFL insider John Clayton offered his thoughts on the possibility during his weekly radio appearance on 93.7 The Fan.
Clayton told host Andrew Filipponi that he does not see the Steelers signing the 32-year-old veteran to a new contract before the start of the season. Obviously, the only thing we know for sure is that Haden would like to stay in Pittsburgh long term. We don’t know what monetary figure Haden would be willing to accept to make that happen, especially since the Steelers have still yet to lock up T.J. Watt, who Art Rooney II make it known is the team’s top priority as of now.
The esteemed @JohnClaytonNFL says on @937theFan that he does NOT think the Steelers will sign Joe Haden to an extension before the start of the season.
— Andrew Fillipponi (@ThePoniExpress) August 11, 2021
Originally selected in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft by Cleveland, Haden was released and acquired by the Steelers ahead of the 2017 season.
He’s made one Pro Bowl, totaling ten interceptions and 48 passes defended, during his Steelers tenure.