Steelers re-sign Cam Heyward through 2024 season

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed defensive end Cameron Heyward to a four-year extension. He was set to become a free agent at the end of the season before this extension.

Heyward can earn up to $71.4 million with this extension. He is now signed by the Steelers through the 2024 season.

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Cam Heyward attempts to tackle Tyrod Taylor against the Cleveland Browns
Cam Heyward attempts to tackle Tyrod Taylor against the Cleveland Browns (Getty Images)

Heyward’s contract received $17.5 million in guaranteed money. His average salary with this extension is $16.4 million.

Before signing this deal, The Athletic’s Ed Bouchette thought that Heyward might leave during the 2021 free agent market. Heyward is making $9.5 million in the final year of his contract.

“The league has set in place a $175 million floor,’’ Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said of 2021. “So we know that’s the lowest it can go. Where it goes from there nobody knows because no one can predict their revenues at this point. None of us.”

The Steelers re-signed Heyward to give them several months to try to keep their own pending free agents. With Heyward’s extension, the team has Bud Dupree, James Conner, Ali Villanueva, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Matt Feiler, Mike Hilton, and Zach Banner, among their key free agents after the 2020 season.

According to Spotrac, he is due to make $4.5 million for the 2021 season. He is going to receive $4.050 million in a signing bonus and another $6 million roster bonus.

The 2022 season due to make $6.5 million. Then, he had two bonuses that will include a $4.05 million signing bonus and a $4.5 million roster bonus.

The Steelers then have an opt following 2022 season. If they do, it’ll be a three-year, $43.25 million.

Pittsburgh would be responsible for an $8.1 million dead cap hit by parting ways with Heyward.

Heyward has been with the Steelers since being their first-round draft pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He has spent of last nine seasons with the team.

In 2019, Heyward appeared in 16 games, including 16 starts. He had 83 tackles, including 11 tackles for a loss and 23 quarterback hits.

Heyward had 9.0 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and six pass deflections.

In his career, he appeared in 134 games, including 99 starts. He has 397 tackles, including 79 tackles for a loss and 117 quarterback hits.

He had 54 sacks, six forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, and 30 pass deflections.

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