Steelers’ Joe Haden Wants Extension

The Steelers have yet to open extension talks with Joe Haden, but the cornerback seems eager to get things underway. The 30-year-old says he’s ready to start discussing a new deal and wants to ultimately retire as a member of the Steelers (Twitter link via Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com). 

After a long run with the division-rival Browns, Haden inked a three-year deal with the Steelers just prior to the 2017 season. That deal has one more year and $10MM remaining.

Over the years, the Steelers have struggled to address the cornerback position through the draft, but Haden has provided valuable support in the secondary. Haden has started every game that he has played in with the Steelers, and he has reestablished himself as a shutdown cover corner despite drawing the No. 1 WR on opposing offenses. This year, the Steelers will pair Haden with former Chief Steven Nelson, who signed a lucrative free agent deal with Pittsburgh in March.

The Steelers also have youngsters Mike Hilton and Cam Sutton, plus rookie Justin Layne, but none of those players offer the resume of Haden, a multiple-time Pro Bowler.

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8 comments on “Steelers’ Joe Haden Wants Extension

  1. srs0203

    Article should say “Joe Haden deserves extension.” No brained. Sign him.

  2. Whateverworks77

    Worth every penny? No brained (sic). Obviously these Steelers fans don’t know what great corners look like. He is no better than average anymore.

    • TJECK109

      Considering the cost of a “great” corner I don’t see a problem with what Haden is being paid, consider the salary of Artie Burnt. I mean I’m 43 and I struggle outside of Woodson to name a great CB that played for the Steelers. I mean Ike? Or Mcafadden? Haden looks like a great CB compared to what has been back their in recent years

    • connfyoozed

      I don’t recall claiming that Haden was great. I do think, actually I know, that he hasn’t been average either. He’s been good and he’s been consistent, two things the Steelers haven’t had much from their cornerbacks in recent years.

  3. What’s not being mentioned in the story is Haden is prone to injury. He’s a great person, the fans love him and he’s not a problem in the locker room, but look at his stats – when was the last time he played all 16 games in a season?

  4. MiserablePadreFan

    We need to give Artie Burns another shot. He’s the future

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