J.J. Watt

Defensive End Age: 26 Exp: 4 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#11 overall), 2011 College: Wisconsin Agent(s): Tom Condon (CAA Sports)
  • Current Contract

    J.J. Watt signed a 6 year / $100,005,425 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. In 2015, Watt will earn a base salary of $9,969,000. His $10 million roster bonus was converted to signing bonus, and now pro-rates over the next 5 seasons. Watt has a cap hit of $13,969,000 while his dead money value is $27,969,000.

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $100,005,425
    Signing Bonus $10,000,000
    Average Salary $16,667,571
    Guaranteed $51,876,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Restruc. Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2014 Contract details by year 25 $907,385 $3,668,182 - $4,575,567 $32,549,992
    2015 Contract details by year 26 $9,969,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $13,969,000 $27,969,000
    2016 Contract details by year 27 $10,500,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $14,500,000 $14,000,000
    2017 Contract details by year 28 $10,500,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $14,500,000 $10,000,000
    2018 Contract details by year 29 $11,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $15,000,000 $6,000,000
    2019 Contract details by year 30 $13,000,000 - $2,000,000 $15,000,000 $2,000,000
    2020 Contract details by year 31 $15,500,000 - - $15,500,000 -
    2021 Contract details by year 32 $17,500,000 - - $17,500,000 -
    2022 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $30.87M fully guaranteed at signing
    • $21.006M in additional full guarantees by 2016
    • 2015 Roster Bonus: $10M (paid 3/24/15, 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
    • 2015 Restructure: Converted $10M roster bonus into signing bonus / 5 years

    Previous Contracts

    2011-2015Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $11,237,498
    Signing Bonus $6,672,728
    Average Salary $2,809,375
    Guaranteed $11,237,498
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Cap Hit Dead
    2011 22 $375,000 $1,668,182 $2,043,182 -
    2012 23 $885,795 $1,668,182 $2,553,977 -
    2013 24 $1,396,590 $1,668,182 $3,064,772 $6,640,339
    2014 25 $1,907,385 $1,668,182 $3,575,567 $3,575,000
    2015 26 $6,969,000 - $6,969,000 -
    2016 Free agent year UFA  
    • Signing Bonus: $6.67 million
    • 2015 Guarantees 1st league day of 2015
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $375,000 $6,672,728 - - - - - $7,047,728
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $885,795 - - - - - - $885,795
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $1,396,590 - - - - - - $1,396,590
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $907,385 $10,000,000 - - - - - $10,907,385
    4 seasons $3,564,770 $16,672,728 - - - - - $20,237,498
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $9,969,000 - - - $10,000,000 - - $19,969,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $10,500,000 - - - - - - $10,500,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $10,500,000 - - - - - - $10,500,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - - - - - - $11,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $13,000,000 - - - - - - $13,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $15,500,000 - - - - - - $15,500,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $17,500,000 - - - - - - $17,500,000
    $91,533,770 $16,672,728 - - $10,000,000 - - $118,206,498
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    10/03/2014 Player contract details by year Roughing the Passer $16,537 Roughing the Passer against E.J. Manuel (BUF)
    11/30/2012 Player contract details by year Roughing the Passer $15,750 for hitting Lions QB Matthew Stafford in the head/neck area
    - $32,287
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how J.J. Watt ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($13,969,000) Rank
    NFL: #26
    Houston Texans: #1
    Defensive End: #6

    Total Cash ($19,969,000) Rank
    NFL: #6
    Defensive End: #1

    Average Annual ($16,667,571) Rank
    NFL: #15
    Defensive End: #1