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Deshaun Watson

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Texans, QB Age: 25 Exp: 4 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#12 overall), 2017 College: Clemson Agent(s): David Mulugheta (Athletes First)

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  • Current Contract

    Deshaun Watson signed a 4 year, $156,000,000 contract with the Houston Texans, including a $27,000,000 signing bonus, $110,717,123 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $39,000,000. In 2020, Watson will earn a base salary of $1,177,123, a signing bonus of $27,000,000 and a roster bonus of $1,177,123, while carrying a cap hit of $9,808,207 and a dead cap value of $75,771,084.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $156,000,000
    Signing Bonus $27,000,000
    Average Salary $39,000,000
    Total Guarantees $110,717,123
    Guaranteed at Signing $73,717,123
    Free Agent: 2026 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 24 $1,177,123 $7,453,961 $1,177,123 $9,808,207 $75,771,084 $29,354,246($29,354,246)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $75,771,084 2020 Cap Savings: $-65,962,877 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $29,053,961 2020 Cap Savings: $-19,245,754 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $54,171,084 2021 Dead Cap: $21,600,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-44,362,877 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $7,453,961 2021 Dead Cap: $21,600,000 2020 Cap Savings: $2,354,246
    2021 Contract details by year 25 $10,540,000 $5,400,000 - $15,940,000 $67,140,000 $10,540,000($39,894,246)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $67,140,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-51,200,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $21,600,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-5,660,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $50,940,000 2022 Dead Cap: $16,200,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-35,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $5,400,000 2022 Dead Cap: $16,200,000 2021 Cap Savings: $10,540,000
    2022 Contract details by year 26 $35,000,000 $5,400,000 - $40,400,000 $51,200,000 $35,000,000($74,894,246)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $51,200,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-10,800,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $16,200,000 2022 Cap Savings: $24,200,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $40,400,000 2023 Dead Cap: $10,800,000 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $5,400,000 2023 Dead Cap: $10,800,000 2022 Cap Savings: $35,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year 27 $20,000,000 $5,400,000 $17,000,000 $42,400,000 $10,800,000 $37,000,000($111,894,246)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $10,800,000 2023 Cap Savings: $31,600,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $10,800,000 2023 Cap Savings: $31,600,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $5,400,000 2024 Dead Cap: $5,400,000 2023 Cap Savings: $37,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $5,400,000 2024 Dead Cap: $5,400,000 2023 Cap Savings: $37,000,000

    Potential Out: 2024, 4 yr, $111,894,246; $5,400,000 dead cap

    2024 Contract details by year 28 $32,000,000 $5,400,000 - $37,400,000 $5,400,000 $32,000,000($143,894,246)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $5,400,000 2024 Cap Savings: $32,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $5,400,000 2024 Cap Savings: $32,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $5,400,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $32,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $5,400,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $32,000,000
    2025 Contract details by year 29 $32,000,000 - - $32,000,000 - $32,000,000($175,894,246)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $32,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $32,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $32,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $32,000,000
    2026 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $73.7M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2020 salary + 2021 salary + 2022 salary)
    • 2023 salary & roster bonus fully guarantee in March 2022
    • 2023 Roster Bonus: $17M
    • Annual $500,000 de-escalator for not attending 85% of workouts
    • 2022-2025 Incentives
      $1M for a super bowl win with 50% of SB snaps
    • No trade clause

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    2017-2021Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $13,854,281
    Signing Bonus $8,215,841
    Average Salary $3,463,570
    Total Guarantees $13,854,281
    Guaranteed at Signing $13,854,281
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $403,054 $8,215,841 - - - - - $8,618,895
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,094,740 - - - - - - $1,094,740
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $862,231 - $862,249 - - - - $1,724,480
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,177,123 $27,000,000 $1,177,123 - - - - $29,354,246
    4 seasons $3,537,148 $35,215,841 $2,039,372 - - - - $40,792,361
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $10,540,000 - - - - - - $10,540,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $35,000,000 - - - - - - $35,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - $17,000,000 - - - - $37,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $32,000,000 - - - - - - $32,000,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $32,000,000 - - - - - - $32,000,000
    $133,077,148 $35,215,841 $19,039,372 - - - - $187,332,361
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,537,148 $35,215,841 $2,039,372 - - - - $40,792,361
  • Transactions

    Sep 5 2020Signed a 4 year $156 million contract extension with Houston (HOU)
    Apr 27 2020Houston (HOU) exercised a $17.54 million 5th year option for 2021
    May 12 2017Signed a 4 year $13.85 million contract with Houston (HOU)
    Apr 27 2017Drafted by Houston (HOU): Round 1 (#12 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Pass Att Pass Cmp Pass Cmp% Pass Yds Pass Yds/Gm Pass TD Pass INT Pass Rating Rush Att Rush Yds Rush TD Fum Prod Pts
    2020 HOU 10 10 10 610 100.0 338 233 68.9 2883 288.30 20 5 108.63 54 269 2 3 224.22
    2019 HOU 16 15 15 1026 93.7 495 333 67.3 3852 256.80 26 12 97.98 82 413 7 10 319.98
    2018 HOU 16 16 16 1093 99.9 505 345 68.3 4165 260.31 26 9 103.11 99 551 5 9 331.7
    2017 HOU 7 7 6 464 42.1 204 126 61.8 1699 242.71 19 8 102.96 36 269 2 3 168.86
    Totals 49 48 47 3,193 - 1,542 1,037 67.3 12,599 262.48 91 34 - 271 1,502 16 25 1,044.76