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T.J. Watt

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Steelers, OLB Age: 25 Exp: 3 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#30 overall), 2017 College: Wisconsin Agent(s): CAA Sports

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  • Current Contract

    T.J. Watt signed a 4 year, $9,258,568 contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including a $4,873,504 signing bonus, $9,258,568 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,314,642. In 2020, Watt will earn a base salary of $1,727,532, while carrying a cap hit of $2,945,908 and a dead cap value of $2,945,908.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $9,258,568
    Signing Bonus $4,873,504
    Average Salary $2,314,642
    Total Guarantees $9,258,568
    Guaranteed at Signing $9,258,568
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2017 Contract details by year 22 $465,000 $1,218,376 $1,683,376 $9,258,568 $5,338,504($5,338,504)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $9,258,568 2017 Cap Savings: $-7,575,192 Pre-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $4,873,504 2017 Cap Savings: $-3,190,128 Post-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $5,603,440 2018 Dead Cap: $3,655,128 2017 Cap Savings: $-3,920,064 Post-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $1,218,376 2018 Dead Cap: $3,655,128 2017 Cap Savings: $465,000
    2018 Contract details by year 23 $885,844 $1,218,376 $2,104,220 $7,575,192 $885,844($6,224,348)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $7,575,192 2018 Cap Savings: $-5,470,972 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $3,655,128 2018 Cap Savings: $-1,550,908 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $5,138,440 2019 Dead Cap: $2,436,752 2018 Cap Savings: $-3,034,220 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $1,218,376 2019 Dead Cap: $2,436,752 2018 Cap Savings: $885,844
    2019 Contract details by year 24 $1,306,688 $1,218,376 $2,525,064 $5,470,972 $1,306,688($7,531,036)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $5,470,972 2019 Cap Savings: $-2,945,908 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $2,436,752 2019 Cap Savings: $88,312 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $4,252,596 2020 Dead Cap: $1,218,376 2019 Cap Savings: $-1,727,532 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $1,218,376 2020 Dead Cap: $1,218,376 2019 Cap Savings: $1,306,688
    2020 Contract details by year 25 $1,727,532 $1,218,376 $2,945,908 $2,945,908 $1,727,532($9,258,568)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $2,945,908 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $1,218,376 2020 Cap Savings: $1,727,532 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $2,945,908 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $1,218,376 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $1,727,532
    2021 Contract details by year 26 $10,089,000 - $10,089,000 - $10,089,000($19,347,568)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $10,089,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $10,089,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $10,089,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $10,089,000
    2022 Free Agent Year 27 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 5th-year option available (exercised)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $465,000 $4,873,504 - - - - - $5,338,504
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $885,844 - - - - - - $885,844
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,306,688 - - - - - - $1,306,688
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,727,532 - - - - - - $1,727,532
    4 seasons $4,385,064 $4,873,504 - - - - - $9,258,568
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $10,089,000 - - - - - - $10,089,000
    $14,474,064 $4,873,504 - - - - - $19,347,568
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,385,064 $4,873,504 - - - - - $9,258,568
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 11/22/2019, $3,507

      Entering the field for a fight against Cleveland (CLE)


    • Player contract details by year 10/12/2018, $20,054

      Roughing the Passer against Matt Ryan (ATL)


    • TOTAL: $23,561

  • Transactions

    Apr 28 2020Pittsburgh (PIT) exercised a $10.089 million 5th year option for 2021
    Nov 22 2019Fined $3,507 Entering the field for a fight against Cleveland (CLE)
    Oct 12 2018Fined $20,054 Roughing the Passer against Matt Ryan (ATL)
    Jun 14 2017Signed a 4 year $9.25 million contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Apr 27 2017Drafted by Pittsburgh (PIT): Round 1 (#30 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how T.J. Watt ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2020 PIT 2 2 2 123 84.8 2.5 5 4 1 1
    2019 PIT 16 16 16 957 86.8 14.5 55 35 20 8 2
    2018 PIT 16 16 16 902 86.8 13 68 50 18 6
    2017 PIT 15 15 15 752 76.5 7 54 40 14 1 1
    Totals 49 49 49 2,734 - 37 182 129 53 15 4