PITTSBURGH — Minkah Fitzpatrick is in the final year of his rookie contract with the Steelers. He’s expected to receive a major contract to be the Steelers’ top safety for years to come, but no deal has been made yet. Despite this, Fitzpatrick was at Steelers minicamp Wednesday at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex working drills with his teammate.
You can see him work on different aspects of coverage that include his backpedal, ball skills, and more:
Fitzpatrick has eleven interceptions with the Steelers over the past three seasons. His skillset makes him a centerpiece the Steelers must lock in for the long term alongside Defensive Player of the Year T.J. Watt. He is the only current NFL player 25 years old or younger who has been named First Team All-Pro twice.
His upcoming contract should reset the NFL safety market. That would put him ahead of the current highest rate of average salary per year in Jamal Adams at $17.5 million.