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Steelers Players Past, Present React to T.J. Watt’s New Contract

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It didn’t take long for Steelers players, both past and present, to make their feelings about T.J. Watt’s new contract known.

Cam Heyward, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Joe Haden and T.J.’s brother Derek Watt are among current Steelers players to express their excitement over the runner-up for the 2020 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award getting big money to stay in Pittsburgh for another 4 years.

Heyward tweeted “happy for my dude” with a simple GIF of a baby smiling. This came after he closed his media session earlier in the day by saying “pay T.J.” before walking away.

Smith-Schuster quotes a report of the deal with a “congrats” and some emojis while Derek tweets “let’s go!” followed by a funny GIF depicting a Chris Farley line from a movie.

Former Steelers cornerback turned NFL analyst Ryan Clark added “the right thing to do” as a quote tweet of the official NFL account announcing the contract.

T.J. Watt’s 4-year, $112 million contract includes $80 million guaranteed at signing and will make Watt the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history. The contract will have an average annual value of $28.003 million.

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