Derek Watt

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Steelers, FB Age: 29-85d Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 6 (#198 overall), 2016 College: Wisconsin Agent(s):

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  • Current Contract

    Derek Watt signed a 3 year, $9,750,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including a $3,250,000 signing bonus, $3,250,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,250,000. In 2022, Watt will earn a base salary of $2,750,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,713,334 and a dead cap value of $1,963,334.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $9,750,000
    Signing Bonus $3,250,000
    Average Salary $3,250,000
    Total Guarantees $3,250,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,250,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 28 $1,000,000 $1,083,333 - $2,083,333 $4,250,000 $4,250,000($4,250,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $4,250,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-2,166,667 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $3,250,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-1,166,667 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $2,083,333 2021 Dead Cap: $2,166,667 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $1,083,333 2021 Dead Cap: $2,166,667 2020 Cap Savings: $1,000,000
    2021 Contract details by year 29 $990,000 $1,083,333 $880,000 $2,953,333 $4,916,668 $2,750,000($7,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $4,916,668 2021 Cap Savings: $-1,963,335 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $3,926,668 2021 Cap Savings: $-973,335 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $2,953,334 2022 Dead Cap: $1,963,334 2021 Cap Savings: $-1 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $1,963,334 2022 Dead Cap: $1,963,334 2021 Cap Savings: $989,999

    Potential Out: 2022, 2 yr, $7,000,000; $1,963,334 dead cap

    2022 Contract details by year 30 $2,750,000 $1,083,334 $880,000 $4,713,334 $1,963,334 $2,750,000($9,750,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $1,963,334 2022 Cap Savings: $2,750,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $1,963,334 2022 Cap Savings: $2,750,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $1,963,334 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $2,750,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $1,963,334 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $2,750,000
    2023 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2021 Roster Bonus: $1M (due 3/19/2021, restructured)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2016-2019Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,469,682
    Signing Bonus $129,682
    Average Salary $617,421
    Total Guarantees $129,682
    Guaranteed at Signing $129,682
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $450,000 $129,682 - - - - - $579,682
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $540,000 - - - - - - $540,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $630,000 - - - - - - $630,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $720,000 - - - - - - $720,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $3,250,000 - - - - - $4,250,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $990,000 - - - $1,760,000 - - $2,750,000
    6 seasons $4,330,000 $3,379,682 - - $1,760,000 - - $9,469,682
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $2,750,000 - - - - - - $2,750,000
    $7,080,000 $3,379,682 - - $1,760,000 - - $12,219,682
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $450,000 $129,682 - - - - - $579,682
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,890,000 - - - - - - $1,890,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,990,000 $3,250,000 - - $1,760,000 - - $7,000,000
  • Transactions

    Mar 10 2021Converted $1.76M of 2021 salary/bonus into signing bonus, clearing $880,000 of cap space with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Mar 17 2020Signed a 3 year $9.75 million contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    May 9 2016Signed a 4 year $2.46 million contract with San Diego (SD)
    Apr 30 2016Drafted by San Diego (SD): Round 6 (#198 overall)
  • 2022 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Rush Att Rush Yds Yds/Att Rush TD Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2021 PIT 17 17 4 86 7.3 1 1 1 0 3 15 0 0 1.6
    2020 PIT 13 12 54 4.9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    2019 LAC 16 16 2 122 11.4 7 10 1.4 1 3 32 0 0 10.2
    2018 LAC 16 16 5 146 14.7 4 11 2.8 0 1 2 0 0 1.3
    2017 LAC 16 16 4 143 13.4 6 24 4 0 2 35 0 0 5.9
    2016 SD 16 16 2 144 13.5 2 4 2 0 4 83 0 0 8.7
    Totals 94 93 17 695 - 20 50 2.5 1 13 167 0 0 27.70