The Steelers traded for defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers traded for defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick from the Dolphins in exchange for draft picks in the next draft. The trade will be official after Fitzpatrick passes a physical.

As part of the trade, the Steelers acquire Fitzpatrick along with the Dolphins fourth-round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft and their seventh-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. In exchange, the Steelers have given up their first-round and fifth-round picks in the 2020 NFL Draft and their sixth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

“We are very excited to add Minkah to our defense,” said Steelers General Manager and Vice President, Kevin Colbert. “We had him rated very high during the 2018 NFL Draft process and we thought that he could be an impact player in this league.”

Fitzpatrick, 11th overall pick in the 2018 Draft by the Miami Dolphins. Fitzpatrick’s college football time in Alabama, he became just the third player in NCAA history to win both the Chuck Bednarik Award (nation’s top defensive player) and Jim Thorpe Award (nation’s top defensive back), joining Hall of Famer Charles Woodson as well as Patrick Peterson.

In 2018 in Miami while playing for the dolphins, Fitzpatrick played in all 16 games and made 11 starts. He also started each of the two games for the Dolphins in 2019. For his career, Fitzpatrick has 90 tackles, two interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception return for a touchdown.