Houston Texans

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.

    2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Total Cap Allocations   $158,484,043 $160,901,520 $111,668,474 $63,760,377 $32,000,000
Signed Players   59 28 16 8 1
Quarterbacks   $22,212,171 $41,585,802 $43,822,963 $39,060,123 $32,000,000
Running Backs   $12,353,519
Fullbacks  
Wide Receivers   $13,501,662 $19,607,163 $6,328,595 $4,050,028
Tight Ends   $4,615,543 $913,046 $1,028,046 $1,143,046
Offensive Line   $26,593,338 $41,328,531 $27,991,009
Defensive Line   $24,800,385 $15,827,255 $8,473,056 $1,100,709
Linebackers   $18,419,104 $19,676,471 $16,791,471 $18,406,471
Secondary   $27,929,714 $14,829,919
Special Teams   $7,520,833 $7,133,333 $7,233,334
Injured Reserve   $17,833,290
Suspended  
Dead   $24,595,177 $7,958,395


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. 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Deshaun Watson QB $15,940,000 $40,400,000 $42,400,000 $37,400,000 $32,000,000
Tyrod Taylor QB $5,323,529 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Davis Mills QB $948,642 $1,185,802 $1,422,963 $1,660,123 0UFA
Tyrod Taylor QB 0UFA
 
Running Backs Pos. 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
David Johnson RB $4,779,411 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Phillip Lindsay RB $3,073,529 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Mark Ingram RB $2,323,521 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Rex Burkhead RB $1,397,058 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Scottie Phillips RB $780,000 0ERFA 0- 0- 0-
David Johnson RB 0UFA
Phillip Lindsay RB 0UFA
Mark Ingram RB 0UFA
Rex Burkhead RB 0UFA
Scottie Phillips RB 0ERFA
 
Wide Receivers Pos. 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Brandin Cooks WR $5,588,236 $15,500,000 $5,000,000 $2,500,000 0-
Andre Roberts WR $2,570,588 $3,000,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Danny Amendola WR $1,747,058 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Chris Conley WR $1,500,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Anthony Miller WR $1,210,050 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Nico Collins WR $885,730 $1,107,163 $1,328,595 $1,550,028 0UFA
Danny Amendola WR 0UFA
Chris Conley WR 0UFA
Anthony Miller WR 0UFA
 
Tight Ends Pos. 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Jordan Akins TE $2,373,380 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Pharaoh Brown TE $1,494,117 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Brevin Jordan TE $748,046 $913,046 $1,028,046 $1,143,046 0UFA
Antony Auclair TE 0UFA
Jordan Akins TE 0UFA
 
Offensive Line Pos. 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Laremy Tunsil LT $9,293,333 $26,153,333 $26,803,333 0UFA 0-
Marcus Cannon RT $6,973,529 $6,350,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Tytus Howard RT $3,334,241 $3,889,948 0- 0UFA 0-
Justin Britt C $2,000,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Justin McCray G $1,732,353 $2,250,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Max Scharping G $1,382,206 $1,612,574 0UFA 0- 0-
Charlie Heck LT $957,676 $1,072,676 $1,187,676 0UFA 0-
Geron Christian LT $920,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Justin Britt C 0UFA
Geron Christian T 0UFA
 
Defensive Line Pos. 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Whitney Mercilus DE $8,617,647 $7,000,000 $3,500,000 0- 0-
Maliek Collins DT $4,705,882 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Jordan Jenkins DE $2,352,932 $3,500,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Ross Blacklock DT $1,806,236 $2,167,484 $2,528,731 0UFA 0-
Vincent Taylor DT $1,470,575 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
DeMarcus Walker DT $1,452,941 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Jonathan Greenard DE $1,041,869 $1,250,242 $1,458,616 0UFA 0-
Charles Omenihu DE $923,820 $1,038,820 0UFA 0- 0-
Jake Martin DE $920,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Jaleel Johnson DT $802,774 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Roy Lopez DT $705,709 $870,709 $985,709 $1,100,709 0UFA
Maliek Collins DT 0UFA
Vincent Taylor DT 0UFA
DeMarcus Walker DE 0UFA
Jaleel Johnson DT 0UFA
 
Linebackers Pos. 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Zach Cunningham OLB $5,738,088 $14,777,500 $15,777,500 $17,277,500 0UFA
Kevin Pierre-Louis OLB $2,823,529 $4,000,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Christian Kirksey ILB $2,647,058 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Kamu Grugier-Hill ILB $2,441,165 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Neville Hewitt OLB $1,970,588 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Tae Davis LB $1,214,705 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Joe Thomas OLB $850,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Garret Wallow OLB $733,971 $898,971 $1,013,971 $1,128,971 0UFA
Whitney Mercilus OLB 0UFA
Christian Kirksey ILB 0UFA
Kamu Grugier-Hill OLB 0UFA
Neville Hewitt ILB 0UFA
Joe Thomas OLB 0UFA
Tae Davis LB 0UFA
Jake Martin OLB 0UFA
 
Secondary Pos. 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Eric Murray SS $7,455,882 $6,705,870 0UFA 0- 0-
Terrance Mitchell CB $3,720,588 $3,250,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Desmond King CB $3,191,176 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Justin Reid FS $2,692,914 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
A.J. Moore S $2,133,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Vernon Hargreaves CB $1,982,353 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Tavierre Thomas CB $1,735,294 $2,250,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Terrence Brooks FS $1,679,406 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Lonnie Johnson CB $1,422,042 $1,659,049 0UFA 0- 0-
Tremon Smith CB $1,067,059 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Jimmy Moreland CB $850,000 $965,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Desmond King CB 0UFA
A.J. Moore S 0UFA
Vernon Hargreaves CB 0UFA
Terrence Brooks FS 0UFA
Tremon Smith CB 0UFA
Justin Reid S 0UFA
 
Special Teams Pos. 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Ka'imi Fairbairn K $4,200,000 $4,300,000 $4,400,000 0UFA 0-
Cameron Johnston P $2,333,333 $2,833,333 $2,833,334 0UFA 0-
Jon Weeks LS $987,500 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
   

Dead Payroll Figures

Pos. 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Randall Cobb WR $5,000,000 $2,000,000 0- 0- 0-
Bradley Roby CB $4,800,000 $4,800,000 0- 0- 0-
Nick Martin C $2,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Shaq Lawson DE $1,852,500 0- 0- 0- 0-
Benardrick McKinney ILB $1,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Bryan Anger P $833,334 0- 0- 0- 0-
Jeff Driskel QB $750,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Zach Fulton G $750,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Alex Erickson WR $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Chris Moore WR $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Brandon Dunn DT $500,000 $500,000 0- 0- 0-
Darren Fells TE $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Antony Auclair TE $460,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Bennie Joppru TE $408,750 0- 0- 0- 0-
Jaleel Johnson DT $400,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Roderick Johnson T $400,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Lane Taylor G $400,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Joe Thomas ILB $250,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Senio Kelemete G $250,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Kahale Warring TE $223,051 $223,051 0- 0- 0-
Dontrell Hilliard RB $220,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Buddy Howell RB $200,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Keke Coutee WR $182,258 0- 0- 0- 0-
Jaylen Watkins CB $150,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Angelo Blackson DE $125,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
John Reid CB $123,600 $247,200 0- 0- 0-
Cornell Armstrong CB $100,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Derek Rivers OLB $100,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Joey Slye K $94,444 0- 0- 0- 0-
Isaiah Coulter WR $73,238 $146,476 0- 0- 0-
Hardy Nickerson Jr. ILB $64,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Cole Toner G $57,500 0- 0- 0- 0-
Cullen Gillaspia FB $51,580 0- 0- 0- 0-
Donte Moncrief WR $50,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Duke Ejiofor DE $46,315 0- 0- 0- 0-
Peter Kalambayi OLB $29,602 0- 0- 0- 0-
Jordan Thomas TE $29,602 0- 0- 0- 0-
Damon Hazelton WR $29,166 $8,334 0- 0- 0-
Antonio Phillips CB $18,400 0- 0- 0- 0-
Tyler Simmons WR $16,667 0- 0- 0- 0-
Auzoyah Alufohai DT $13,334 0- 0- 0- 0-
Carson Green T $8,333 $16,667 0- 0- 0-
Ryan McCollum C $8,333 $16,667 0- 0- 0-
Cordel Iwuagwu G $6,667 0- 0- 0- 0-
Scottie Phillips RB $6,667 0- 0- 0- 0-
Jan Johnson LB $3,334 0- 0- 0- 0-
Jamir Jones LB $3,334 0- 0- 0- 0-
Dylan Stapleton TE $3,334 0- 0- 0- 0-
Elex Woodworth G $2,667 0- 0- 0- 0-
Ira Lewis DT $167 0- 0- 0- 0-