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Houston Texans Multi-Year Financial Summary

A summary of financial breakdowns for the Houston Texans, including multi-year cap totals, player cap hits, top earnings, contracts, & free agents.

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Salary Cap Breakdown Totals

A current & future look at the signed players & cap dollars allocated by position group.

    2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Total Cap Allocations   $185,683,056 $137,450,962 $72,716,876 $28,650,000
Signed Players   69 43 15 4 0
Quarterbacks   $9,083,207 $850,000
Running Backs   $16,616,250 $14,930,000
Fullbacks   $700,790 $875,790 $990,790
Wide Receivers   $26,978,096 $12,577,258 $10,250,000
Tight Ends   $6,101,285 $5,839,033 $1,062,051
Offensive Line   $40,094,747 $21,924,115 $14,752,522
Defensive Line   $26,868,962 $28,420,303 $5,288,820
Linebackers   $28,539,806 $23,929,602 $24,750,000 $24,250,000
Secondary   $22,645,747 $20,988,195 $8,406,025
Special Teams   $8,054,166 $7,116,666 $7,216,668 $4,400,000
Injured Reserve  
Suspended  
Dead   $6,049,264


Roster Cap Figures

Current & future salary cap figures for players on the active roster. For more view the complete Texans Salary Cap Table

Quarterbacks Pos. 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Deshaun Watson QB $4,408,207 0- 0UFA 0- 0-
A.J. McCarron QB $4,000,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Alex McGough QB $675,000 $850,000 0RFA 0- 0-
 
Running Backs Pos. 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
David Johnson RB $11,156,250 $9,000,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Duke Johnson RB $4,100,000 $5,150,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Buddy Howell RB $750,000 0RFA 0- 0- 0-
Karan Higdon RB $610,000 $780,000 0ERFA 0- 0-
 
Fullbacks Pos. 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Cullen Gillaspia FB $700,790 $875,790 $990,790 0UFA 0-
 
Wide Receivers Pos. 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Will Fuller WR $10,162,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Kenny Stills WR $7,000,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Randall Cobb WR $6,101,555 $10,625,000 $10,250,000 0UFA 0-
Keke Coutee WR $932,256 $1,102,258 0UFA 0- 0-
Isaac Whitney WR $750,000 0RFA 0- 0- 0-
Deandre Carter WR $682,285 0ERFA 0- 0- 0-
Chad Hansen WR $675,000 $850,000 0RFA 0- 0-
Steven Mitchell WR $675,000 0ERFA 0- 0- 0-
 
Tight Ends Pos. 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Darren Fells TE $3,500,000 $2,800,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Jordan Akins TE $940,380 $1,110,380 0UFA 0- 0-
Kahale Warring TE $881,303 $979,051 $1,062,051 0UFA 0-
Jordan Thomas TE $779,602 $949,602 0UFA 0- 0-
 
Offensive Line Pos. 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Laremy Tunsil LT $10,350,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Nick Martin C $8,750,000 $8,750,000 $9,250,000 0UFA 0-
Zach Fulton G $7,000,000 $7,000,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Senio Kelemete G $3,593,750 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Tytus Howard G $2,778,534 $3,334,241 $3,889,948 0- 0UFA
Greg Mancz C $2,140,625 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Roderick Johnson T $1,750,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Max Scharping G $1,151,838 $1,382,206 $1,612,574 0UFA 0-
Kyle Murphy T $750,000 0RFA 0- 0- 0-
Rick Leonard T $610,000 $780,000 0ERFA 0- 0-
Elijah Nkansah T $610,000 0ERFA 0- 0- 0-
David Steinmetz G $610,000 0ERFA 0- 0- 0-
Brent Qvale RT 0- 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
 
Defensive Line Pos. 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
J.J. Watt DE $15,500,000 $17,500,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Angelo Blackson DE $3,968,750 $4,000,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Brandon Dunn DT $3,500,000 $4,250,000 $4,250,000 0UFA 0-
Carlos Watkins DE $929,912 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Eddie Vanderdoes DT $825,000 0RFA 0- 0- 0-
Charles Omenihu DE $748,820 $923,820 $1,038,820 0UFA 0-
Duke Ejofor DE $721,314 $896,315 0UFA 0- 0-
Ira Lewis DT $675,166 $850,168 0RFA 0- 0-
 
Linebackers Pos. 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Whitney Mercilus OLB $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $14,500,000 $14,000,000 0UFA
Benardrick McKinney ILB $7,406,250 $8,500,000 $10,250,000 $10,250,000 0UFA
Dylan Cole ILB $2,133,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Brennan Scarlett OLB $2,003,125 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Zach Cunningham ILB $1,422,829 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Chris Landrum OLB $825,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Peter Kalambayi OLB $779,602 $949,602 0UFA 0- 0-
Jake Martin OLB $750,000 $920,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Davin Bellamy LB $610,000 $780,000 0ERFA 0- 0-
Nate Hall LB $610,000 $780,000 0ERFA 0- 0-
 
Secondary Pos. 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Tashaun Gipson SS $7,437,500 $7,500,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Eric Murray FS $4,390,625 $6,750,000 $6,750,000 0UFA 0-
Gareon Conley CB $1,892,376 0- 0UFA 0- 0-
Jaylen Watkins CB $1,450,000 $1,550,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Lonnie Johnson CB $1,182,875 $1,419,450 $1,656,025 0UFA 0-
Justin Reid FS $1,109,871 $1,288,745 0UFA 0- 0-
Phillip Gaines CB $887,500 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Shalom Luani S $825,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Cornell Armstrong CB $750,000 0RFA 0- 0- 0-
Keion Crossen CB $750,000 $920,000 0UFA 0- 0-
A.J. Moore S $750,000 0RFA 0- 0- 0-
Anthony Chesley CB $610,000 $780,000 0ERFA 0- 0-
Jonathan Owens S $610,000 $780,000 0ERFA 0- 0-
Vernon Hargreaves CB 0- 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Bradley Roby CB 0- 0- 0- 0UFA 0-
 
Special Teams Pos. 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Ka'imi Fairbairn K $4,750,000 $4,200,000 $4,300,000 $4,400,000 0UFA
Bryan Anger P $2,416,666 $2,916,666 $2,916,668 0UFA 0-
Jon Weeks LS $887,500 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
   

Dead Payroll Figures

Pos. 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
DeAndre Hopkins WR $3,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Aaron Colvin CB $2,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Martinas Rankin C $450,634 0- 0- 0- 0-
D'Onta Foreman RB $189,871 0- 0- 0- 0-
Julie'n Davenport LT $146,605 0- 0- 0- 0-
Xavier Crawford CB $123,426 0- 0- 0- 0-
Jermaine Kelly CB $50,388 0- 0- 0- 0-
Walter Palmore DT $26,666 0- 0- 0- 0-
Damarea Crockett RB $6,667 0- 0- 0- 0-
Johnnie Dixon WR $6,667 0- 0- 0- 0-
Chris Johnson S $6,667 0- 0- 0- 0-
Drew Lewis DT $6,667 0- 0- 0- 0-
D.J. Coker C $5,334 0- 0- 0- 0-
Malcolm Pridgeon T $5,334 $677,668 0- 0- 0-
Jamal Davis OLB $4,667 0- 0- 0- 0-
Jesse Aniebonam OLB $3,334 0- 0- 0- 0-
Derrick Baity CB $3,334 0- 0- 0- 0-
Karan Higdon RB $3,334 $780,000 0- 0- 0-
Tyron Johnson WR $3,334 0- 0- 0- 0-
Vyncint Smith WR $3,334 0- 0- 0- 0-
Javier Edwards DT $1,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Trevor Daniel P $667 0- 0- 0- 0-
Johnny Dwight DE $667 0- 0- 0- 0-
Austin Exford S $667 0- 0- 0- 0-