Okay, so Heyward was never really gone from the team, but the Steelers made sure that will not change!
Cam was signed to a SIX YEAR contract!
I love this organization! Very blessed and excited about continuing my career as a Steeler! Never know how much it means to stay a Steeler! I grew up admiring the Steelers…I bleed Black & Gold. Iron head is looking down with a smile!
From Teresa Varley, Steelers.com:
Cam Heyward celebrated signing his new six-year contract on Friday morning by doing what he does just about every day. He came into the Steelers practice facility and worked out.
Less than 24 hours after inking the new deal, which will keep him with the Steelers through the 2020 season, Heyward joined some of his teammates in the weight room for what is a typical day for him.
But he did it with a little bit more of a smile on his face.
“It’s exciting and I am very happy I get the opportunity to stay here,” said Heyward. “A lot of thanks go out to a lot of different people. First of all you have to thank the Rooney family for even drafting me and then extending me. Then it goes down the list, my family, friends, teammates, coaches, training staff, the cafeteria people, the media outlets and the help they give me.
“I am just very appreciative to be able to continue to play for the Steelers.”
What’s next for Cam?
And while football is front and center for Heyward right now, he is going to take a little time and celebrate this weekend. But not his contract. Instead he will be celebrating his wife Allie’s birthday, which likely includes a cake from Giant Eagle.
Read more HERE.
From teammate and good friend, Brett Keisel:
Big congratulations! Proud of you!
We will post more messages soon! Congratulations to Mr. Heyward and his family!