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T.J. Watt Expresses Excitement Over Staying in Pittsburgh

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After a long-drawn-out negotiation, a deal has been reached to keep one of Pittsburgh’s best defensive players of all time a Steeler for life. 

Outside linebacker T.J. Watt has agreed to a four-year, $112 million contract extension. 

Watt confirmed the deal on social media Thursday night, expressing his excitement to stay in Pittsburgh for the long haul. 

The contract includes $80 million guaranteed, earning the two-time All-Pro the distinction of becoming the NFL’s highest-paid defensive player with an average annual value of $28.003 million per season.

Watt led the NFL with 15 sacks and 23 tackles-for-loss in 2020 and a league-high eight forced fumbles in 2019.

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