J.J. Watt

Drafted:Round 1 (#11 overall), 2011
College:Wisconsin

Current Salary Information

J.J. Watt signed a 6 year / $100.01 million contract with the Houston Texans, including a $10,000,000 signing bonus, $51,876,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $16,667,571.

Contract: 6 yr(s) / $100,005,425 Signing Bonus $10,000,000 Average Salary $16,667,571 Guaranteed: $51,876,000 Free Agent: 2022 / Unrestricted
Year Base Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Incentive Cap Hit Dead
2014 907,385 3,668,182 - - - - - 4,575,567 32,549,992
2015 9,969,000 2,000,000 10,000,000 - - - - 21,969,000 27,969,000
2016 10,500,000 2,000,000 - - - - - 12,500,000 6,000,000
2017 10,500,000 2,000,000 - - - - - 12,500,000 4,000,000
2018 11,000,000 2,000,000 - - - - - 13,000,000 2,000,000
2019 13,000,000 - - - - - - 13,000,000 -
2020 15,500,000 - - - - - - 15,500,000 -
2021 17,500,000 - - - - - - 17,500,000 -
2022 UFA
  • $30.87M fully guaranteed at signing
  • $21.006M in additional full guarantees by 2016
  • 2015 Roster Bonus: $10M (due 15th league day, guarantees 9/9/14)
  • 2016 & 2017 Bases Guarantee on 5th day of 2016
  • 2016-2021: $500,000 salary de-escalator if he doesn't complete workouts
Source: NFP

Previous Contracts

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Fines

Team Reason Games Susp. Amount Date  
HOU Roughing the Passer $16,537.00 10/03/2014
HOU Hit on Defenseless Player $15,750.00 11/30/2012

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Contract Forecast: J.J. Watt


He's been a dominating force for an inconsistent Houston Texans team the past three seasons, and his rookie contract is set to expire after 2014. We'll project the true value of defensive end J.J. Watt, and forecast his possible contract extension.

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Transactions

Oct 3 2014
Fined $16,537 Roughing the Passer against E.J. Manuel (BUF)
Sep 2 2014
Signed a 6 year $100 million extension with Houston (HOU)
Apr 17 2014
Houston (HOU) exercised a $6.969 million option for 2015
Jul 31 2011
Signed a 4 year $11.23 million contract with Houston (HOU)
Apr 28 2011
Drafted by Houston (HOU): Round 1 (#11 overall)