‘I am honored and humbled to get a new contract, but at the end of the day the job is not done. ‘To be in the city where I was born, where I have family, it’s meant a lot to me. It’s a city where I am embedded in the community. It’s a city I love playing for.’– Cam, on his new deal.
Cam’s teammates, fans and the media are just as thrilled:
HERE. WE. GOOOOOOOOOOO! We’re excited that you’re staying in Pittsburgh with a new 5-year deal through 2024! – Steelers
CONGRATULATIONS CAM!!! – Brett Keisel
Cam is special. It starts with his consistency. You know what you are going to get from Cam. It starts first and foremost with his willingness to be present and engaged and be consistent in every aspect of his life.’- Coach Tomlin
Congrats to our guy Cam Heyward on signing a 4-year extension worth $65.6M in new money. Under contract for 5 years and $75.1M. The highest paid defensive player over 30 in NFL history based in yearly average. Steelers lock up their leader and captain for life! – Element Sports Group
Cam Heyward A+ player, A+ guy. Team & community leader. Congrats. Great to see this extension get done.- David Todd
The Steelers knew they absolutely could not afford to lose Cam Heyward. He’s become just as important in the locker room as he is on the field. He’s the heart and soul of the defense, and really the team. Keeping him was a must.– Mike J. Asti
I don’t know if there’s still a “Steeler Way” or if there truly ever was. That said, if it does exist — even to a small degree — Cam Heyward is it. During any time, any era, on any team he’s a guy you want representing your organization on and off the field. – Colin Dunlap
Congratulations!!! well deserved to a tremendous leader in every sense of that word….Its starts with great parenting. – Bob Pompeani
Yessir!!!! Much deserved! – T.J. Watt
Cam Heyward is one of the least-talked about elite players in the NFL today. He’s also an elite leader, person and worker. In as good a shape as any IDL in the NFL, has handled a crazy workload of snaps every year, sprints after ball every snap. So clutch he’s in PIT long term.– Jon Ledyard
Big shout out to my brotha Cam Heyward life changing, but just know I’m asking for 100 when I’m up. – Stephon Tuitt
We could not possibly post ALL of the amazing congrats messages but be sure to visit Cam’s Social Media pages to read more.
Congratulations to 97 for this well earned reward. I am excited to see what is in store for him this season!