Pittsburgh selected former Miami edge rusher Quincy Roche in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft, but he officially became a Steeler on Friday.
Roche became the first Steelers draftee to sign his rookie deal, sharing the life-changing moment on his Instagram.
“Trust God and work hard,” Roche captioned the post. “But always know that it’s possible.”
Official financial details of Roche’s rookie contract have yet to be disclosed. According to Spotrac, his deal is estimated to be worth upwards of $3.6 million with a $146,575 signing bonus.
While Roche is the first Steelers rookie to ink his deal, he will likely not be the last this weekend, as all of Pittsburgh’s draft picks have arrived in town for the rookie minicamp.