Steelers’ Minkah Fitzpatrick Opens Season With Joe Burrow’s Sixth Pick
Fitzpatrick read Burrow’s eyes perfectly and made a great play for Tyler Boyd. This is the game-changing play that Pittsburgh will need from its defense when offensive behavior is grounded in the first post-Ben Roethlisberger Season.
There’s a reason why Pittsburgh signed Fitzpatrick for a history four-year extension, $73.61 million during the season. A Miami Dolphins first-round pick back in 2018 in Alabama, Fitzpatrick has been among the safest players in the NFL since he was acquired by Pittsburgh midway through the 2019 season.
Fitzpatrick won the All-Pro title in his two full seasons with the Steelers, registering six combined interceptions in the process.
Despite Fitzpatrick’s excellent play, Pittsburgh’s defense took a step back last season, finishing 20th in the points table after finishing the 2020 campaign in third place.
Hopefully Fitzpatrick’s opening interception will be a prelude to what’s to come for the Steelers in 2022.