The Steelers have exercised their fifth-year choice on free security Minkah Fitzpatrick for the 2022 season, in accordance with a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Community.
The Steelers held a fifth-year choice on Fitzpatrick as a result of he was the Miami Dolphins’ first-round decide within the 2018 NFL Draft.
Pittsburgh acquired Fitzpatrick early within the 2019 season for his or her 2020 first-round draft decide. He’s been an Related Press All-Professional choice in every of his first two seasons with the Steelers.
As a result of Fitzpatrick has been to a number of Professional Bowls on his rookie contract, his 2022 fifth-year choice will carry the identical weight as a franchise tag at his place, which quantities to $10.812 million. That contract will probably be totally assured.
The Steelers additionally need to decide on the fifth-year choice of their very own 2018 first-round draft decide, fellow security Terrell Edmunds. Edmunds will probably be due $6.753 million.