Minkah Fitzpatrick already has his eyes on the Hall of Fame

Adam Patrick
(Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) Minkah Fitzpatrick
(Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) Minkah Fitzpatrick /

The Pittsburgh Steelers safety wants to go down as one of the greatest ever.

Of every player who has ever suited up for the Pittsburgh Steelers, some have been lucky enough to earn a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Troy Polamalu is the latest former Steelers player to be voted into Canton and the team currently has a guy in Minkah Fitzpatrick who wants to follow in the former safety’s Hall of Fame footsteps.

Fitzpatrick is coming off of his first season with Pittsburgh and it was one that resulted in him earning a First-Team All-Pro selection despite only entering the NFL in 2018.

How good can the talented Pittsburgh Steelers safety be?

There are plenty of guys around the league who talk a big game, but there aren’t as many who are actually able to live up to it. Anyone can say they want to be the greatest ever, but what are they doing to make that become a reality?

Fitzpatrick recently spoke to the Around The 412 podcast and discussed his aspirations to be one of the greatest to ever play the game of football.

"“The way that I want to define my NFL career is by being a consistently successful guy. I think those are the guys that are looked at as the Hall of Famers, those are the guys that are looked at as the all-time greats, guys that really separate themselves. There’s the good, the great and the elite, and I’m trying to put myself in the elite category.”"

The Steelers safety is referring to players like Polamalu, Ben Roethlisberger, and Antonio Brown who are able to put up impressive numbers and consistently play at a high level each and every season.

Fitzpatrick knows his expectations just took a gigantic increase for the 2020 season thanks to his performance last year. If he is truly going to end up as one of those elite-type of players that he was speaking about on the podcast though, then he should welcome the high expectations every time he steps on the field.

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He set the bar high with an All-Pro selection in his first season with Pittsburgh. But he and the Steelers are hoping that his play on the field last year is just going to be the beginning of a career that results in him earning a spot in the Hall of Fame with Polamalu.