Steelers figure renewed for $ 112 million and is the highest paid defender in the NFL


The Pittsburgh team secured for the next four seasons one of the important pieces within the coaching team by Mike Tomlin.


TJ Watt is one of the Steelers figures (Getty Images)

The Pittsburgh steelers had a pending task before starting the 2021-2022 season of the National Football League this Sunday on his visit to the Buffalo bills and this Thursday they completed it after announcing that they had reached an agreement for the next four seasons with one of their defensive pillars.

And is that Tj watt extended his contract with the Steelers in exchange for about $ 112 million of which 80 are guaranteed in salary and the rest in variables that can increase the figure. In this way, the defensive player becomes the highest paid player in his position of the entire NFL averaging $ 28 million per campaign.

Watt, at 26, is ready to play his fifth season in the NFL, the last of his rookie contract he signed in 2017. The linebacker has become one of the best in the league with 49.5 career sacks, the third-highest figure currently in the tournament. In addition, in the last three seasons he has achieved 13 or more in each one.

The pressure paid off

One of the headaches of the Pittsburgh steelers ahead of the start of the campaign of the NFL was to be able to solve the disagreement of Tj watt with his current status with the team, which is why the player had decided to stop training during preseason camps as pressure to reach a new agreement.

This measure imposed by the defender, who was not absent from the training sessions in which he kept working alone, raised doubts about his availability for the match of Week 1 of the 2021-2022 season of the NFL before the Buffalo bills. However, it is expected to be from the game this Sunday.

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