J.J. Watt
Defensive End
Drafted: Round 1 (#11 overall), 2011
Experience: 7 Years
College: Wisconsin
Contract: 6 yr(s)
$100,005,425
Signing Bonus $10,000,000 AAV$16,667,571 G'teed:$51,876,000 Free Agent:2022 / UFA
Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout 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 $35,000,000
2017 Contract details by year 28 $10,500,000 $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 $14,500,000 $20,500,000
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 33 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, 3/13/2016
  • 2016-2021: $500,000 salary de-escalator if he doesn't complete workouts
  • 2015 Restructure: Converted $10M roster bonus into signing bonus / 5 years
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus 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
2015 Player Cash Earnings $9,969,000 - - $19,969,000
2016 Player Cash Earnings $10,500,000 - - $10,500,000
2017 Player Cash Earnings $10,500,000 - - $10,500,000
6 seasons $34,533,770 $16,672,728 - $61,206,498

Cap Hit

AAV

Cash

  • Mar 24 2015

    Converted his $10M roster bonus into signing bonus, clearing $8M of 2015 cap space for Houston (HOU)

  • 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)