J.J. Watt

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Cardinals, DE Age: 34-353d Exp: 12 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#11 overall), 2011 College: Wisconsin Agent(s): RJ Gonser (CAA Sports)

 

  • Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2023 Player contract details by year - $2,400,000 - $2,400,000 -($0)
    2024 Player contract details by year - $4,800,000 - $4,800,000 -($0)

    Previous Contracts

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    2021-2023

    J.J. Watt signed a 2 year, $28,000,000 contract with the Arizona Cardinals, including a $12,000,000 signing bonus, $23,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $14,000,000.
    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $28,000,000
    Signing Bonus $12,000,000
    Average Salary $14,000,000
    Total Guarantees $23,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $20,000,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA

    2014-2021

    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
    Total Guarantees $51,876,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $30,881,810
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2011-2015Entry Level

    J.J. Watt signed a 4 year, $11,237,498 contract with the Houston Texans, including a $6,672,728 signing bonus, $11,237,498 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,809,375.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $11,237,498
    Signing Bonus $6,672,728
    Average Salary $2,809,375
    Total Guarantees $11,237,498
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $375,000 $6,672,728 - - - - - $7,047,728
    2012 Player Cash Earnings DPOY $885,795 - - - - - - $885,795
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $1,396,590 - - - - - - $1,396,590
    2014 Player Cash Earnings DPOY $907,385 $10,000,000 - - - - - $10,907,385
    2015 Player Cash Earnings DPOY $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 - - - - - $41,502 $15,541,502
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 $12,000,000 - - - - - $14,500,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $11,250,000 - $2,250,000 - - - $1,000,000 $14,500,000
    12 seasons $87,783,770 $28,672,728 $2,250,000 - $10,000,000 - $1,041,502 $129,748,000
    $87,783,770 $28,672,728 $2,250,000 - $10,000,000 - $1,041,502 $129,748,000
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    10 seasons Player Cash Earnings $74,033,770 $16,672,728 - - $10,000,000 - $41,502 $100,748,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $13,750,000 $12,000,000 $2,250,000 - - - $1,000,000 $29,000,000
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 10/03/2014, $16,537

      Roughing the Passer against E.J. Manuel (BUF)


    • Player contract details by year 11/30/2012, $15,750

      for hitting Lions QB Matthew Stafford in the head/neck area


    • TOTAL: $32,287

  • Transactions

    Mar 16 2023Designated a Post June 1st Release by Arizona
    Mar 1 2021Signed a 2 year $28 million contract with Arizona (ARI)
    Feb 12 2021Released by Houston (HOU), clearing $17.5 million of cap
    Mar 24 2015Converted his $10M roster bonus into signing bonus, clearing $8M of 2015 cap space for Houston (HOU)
    Oct 3 2014Fined $16,537 Roughing the Passer against E.J. Manuel (BUF)
    Sep 2 2014Signed a 6 year $100 million extension with Houston (HOU)
    Apr 17 2014Houston (HOU) exercised a $6.969 million option for 2015
    Jul 31 2011Signed a 4 year $11.23 million contract with Houston (HOU)
    Apr 28 2011Drafted by Houston (HOU): Round 1 (#11 overall)
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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2022 ARI 16 16 16 815 77.7 12.5 39 30 9 1
    2021 ARI 7 7 7 341 31.5 1 16 10 6 1
    2020 HOU 16 16 16 1013 92.3 5 52 36 16 2 1
    2019 HOU 8 8 8 482 44.3 4 24 15 9 1
    2018 HOU 16 16 16 962 91.2 16 61 47 14 7
    2017 HOU 5 5 5 218 21.9 15 11 4
    2016 HOU 4 3 3 158 16.7 1.5 8 1 7
    2015 HOU 16 16 16 1007 96.8 17.5 76 57 19 3
    2014 HOU 16 16 16 1050 94.0 20.5 78 59 19 4 1
    2013 HOU 16 16 16 960 95.2 10.5 80 65 15 4
    2012 HOU 16 16 16 937 89.0 20.5 81 69 12 4
    2011 HOU 16 16 16 5.5 56 49 7
    Totals 152 151 151 7,943 - 115 586 449 137 27 2