Why did Steelers Alex Highsmith delete his social media account after signing $68 million contract? Exploring the real reason

The upcoming NFL match is between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Francisco 49ers, players are giving their all in training. Steelers linebacker Alex Highsmith seems to have taken his dedication to the next level.

Highsmith recently signed a $68 million contract extension; he will be working with his current team for the next four years, which is known to have won 6 out of 8 Super Bowls they appeared in. However,  Alex’s current actions have raised eyebrows everywhere.

Why did Alex Highsmith delete his social media account? 

Alex Highsmith has sparked curiosity among the social media community with his recent action.  The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker had notified on Instagram that he is ready to “shut out the noise” amidst his contract extension. 

Highsmith seems to have vanished from social media, specifically, his Twitter account after signing his $68 million contract extension with his team.

Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers are next in line to compete against one another and it appears that Linebacker Highsmith is dedicating himself solely to this contest, which is why he decided to disappear from social media and concentrate on training.

Alex Highsmith played 49 games in his NFL career and registered 185 tackles, out of which 114 are solo and 71 are assisted.

No wonder Alex had his new agreement signed with the Steelers as his history serves as living proof that Alex is a valuable member of the team. 

Alex Highsmith’s contract details

Alex Highsmith secured his future with the Steelers for the next 4 years by signing a contract extension worth $68 million. He will have an average salary of $17 million with $28 million guaranteed money. 

In 2023, Highsmith will earn a base salary of $1 million and a signing bonus of $16 million whilst carrying a cap hit of approximately $5 million and a dead cap value of $17 million.

Alex Highsmith
Alex Highsmith via google pics

Alex Highsmith has recorded six tackles on special teams ranks along with first in strip-sacks, first in forced fumbles, and tied for second-most in sacks (17.5) in his last 20 games.

Do you think Alex Highsmith will be able to shine against the 49ers? Let us know your predictions in the comments. 



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