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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.

Texans – The Athletic

 

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   $203,628,691 $201,143,526 $115,386,863 $58,927,500 $32,000,000
Signed Players   87 42 23 9 1
Quarterbacks   $22,113,529 $41,365,000 $42,400,000 $37,400,000 $32,000,000
Running Backs   $13,464,695
Fullbacks  
Wide Receivers   $27,167,896 $31,372,404 $7,967,405 $2,500,000
Tight Ends   $7,368,048 $1,118,051
Offensive Line   $32,414,415 $44,645,197 $29,887,677
Defensive Line   $20,060,041 $18,206,304 $6,028,731 $1,750,000
Linebackers   $32,422,117 $31,422,742 $20,736,116 $17,277,500
Secondary   $41,097,117 $25,880,495 $1,133,600
Special Teams   $7,520,833 $7,133,333 $7,233,334
Injured Reserve  
Suspended   $10,235,293
Dead   $7,184,039


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-
Ryan Finley QB $850,000 $965,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Davis Mills QB 0- 0- 0- 0- 0UFA
Josh McCown 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-
Buddy Howell RB $1,447,058 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Dontrell Hilliard RB $1,061,176 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Scottie Phillips RB $780,000 0ERFA 0- 0- 0-
Duke Johnson RB 0UFA
 
Wide Receivers Pos. 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Randall Cobb WR $10,470,588 $10,250,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Brandin Cooks WR $5,632,352 $15,500,000 $5,000,000 $2,500,000 0-
Andre Roberts WR $2,600,000 $3,000,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Chris Conley WR $1,500,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Chris Moore WR $1,335,294 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Alex Erickson WR $1,200,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Donte Moncrief WR $1,150,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Keke Coutee WR $1,102,258 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Isaiah Coulter WR $853,238 $968,238 $1,083,238 0UFA 0-
Damon Hazelton WR $664,166 $829,166 $944,167 0RFA 0-
Marlon Williams WR $660,000 $825,000 $940,000 0RFA 0-
Nico Collins WR 0- 0- 0- 0- 0UFA
Chad Hansen WR 0UFA
Steven Mitchell WR 0UFA
J'Mon Moore 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-
Kahale Warring TE $1,003,051 $1,118,051 0UFA 0- 0-
Antony Auclair TE $987,500 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Ryan Izzo TE $850,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Paul Quessenberry TE $660,000 0ERFA 0- 0- 0-
Brevin Jordan TE 0- 0- 0- 0- 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 $1,750,000 $2,250,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Max Scharping G $1,382,206 $1,612,574 0UFA 0- 0-
Roderick Johnson T $1,150,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Cole Toner G $1,029,264 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Lane Taylor G $987,500 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Charlie Heck G $957,676 $1,072,676 $1,187,676 0UFA 0-
Hjalte Froholdt G $780,000 $825,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Jordan Steckler G $780,000 0ERFA 0- 0- 0-
Carson Green T $668,333 $833,333 $948,334 0RFA 0-
Ryan McCollum C $668,333 $833,333 $948,334 0RFA 0-
Cohl Cabral C $660,000 $825,000 0ERFA 0- 0-
Senio Kelemete G 0UFA
Brent Qvale RT 0UFA
 
Defensive Line Pos. 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Maliek Collins DT $4,705,882 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Brandon Dunn DE $4,132,352 $4,250,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Shaq Lawson DE $3,250,000 $10,750,000 $3,500,000 $1,750,000 0-
Ross Blacklock DT $1,806,236 $2,167,484 $2,528,731 0UFA 0-
Jaleel Johnson DT $1,538,235 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Vincent Taylor DT $1,470,575 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
DeMarcus Walker DE $1,452,941 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Charles Omenihu DE $923,820 $1,038,820 0UFA 0- 0-
Auzoyah Alufohai DT $780,000 0ERFA 0- 0- 0-
Roy Lopez DT 0- 0- 0- 0- 0UFA
P.J. Hall DT 0UFA
Eddie Vanderdoes DT 0UFA
Kingsley Opara DT 0RFA
 
Linebackers Pos. 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Whitney Mercilus OLB $8,000,000 $7,000,000 $3,500,000 0- 0-
Zach Cunningham ILB $5,767,500 $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 OLB $2,441,165 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Jordan Jenkins OLB $2,352,932 $3,500,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Joe Thomas ILB $1,470,575 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Tae Davis LB $1,214,705 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Hardy Nickerson Jr. ILB $1,089,411 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Derek Rivers OLB $1,047,058 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Jonathan Greenard OLB $1,041,869 $1,250,242 $1,458,616 0UFA 0-
Jake Martin OLB $920,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Duke Ejiofor OLB $826,315 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Nate Hall LB $780,000 $895,000 0RFA 0- 0-
Garret Wallow LB 0- 0- 0- 0- 0UFA
Dylan Cole ILB 0UFA
Kyle Emanuel OLB 0UFA
Peter Kalambayi OLB 0UFA
Curtis Bolton LB 0UFA
 
Secondary Pos. 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Bradley Roby CB $10,235,293 $11,000,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Eric Murray SS $7,468,750 $6,705,870 0UFA 0- 0-
Terrance Mitchell CB $3,750,000 $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 $2,000,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Tavierre Thomas CB $1,750,000 $2,250,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Terrence Brooks FS $1,679,406 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Lonnie Johnson CB $1,419,450 $1,656,025 0UFA 0- 0-
Cornell Armstrong CB $1,096,470 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Tremon Smith CB $1,077,058 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Keion Crossen CB $920,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
John Reid CB $903,600 $1,018,600 $1,133,600 0UFA 0-
Jonathan Owens S $780,000 0ERFA 0- 0- 0-
Gareon Conley CB 0UFA
Michael Thomas FS 0UFA
Phillip Gaines CB 0UFA
Brandon Williams CB 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
Nick Martin C $2,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Benardrick McKinney ILB $1,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Bryan Anger P $833,334 0- 0- 0- 0-
Zach Fulton G $750,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Darren Fells TE $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Bennie Joppru TE $408,750 0- 0- 0- 0-
Senio Kelemete G $250,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Jaylen Watkins CB $150,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Angelo Blackson DE $125,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Cullen Gillaspia FB $51,580 0- 0- 0- 0-
Peter Kalambayi OLB $29,602 0- 0- 0- 0-
Jordan Thomas TE $29,602 0- 0- 0- 0-
Tyler Simmons WR $16,667 0- 0- 0- 0-
Auzoyah Alufohai DT $13,334 0- 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-