T.J. Watt

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Steelers, OLB Age: 27-16d Exp: 4 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, $112,011,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including a $35,593,470 signing bonus, $80,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $28,002,750. In 2021, Watt will earn a base salary of $1,000,000 and a signing bonus of $35,593,470, while carrying a cap hit of $8,118,694 and a dead cap value of $80,593,470.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $112,011,000
    Signing Bonus $35,593,470
    Average Salary $28,002,750
    Total Guarantees $80,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $80,000,000
    Free Agent: 2026 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 27 $1,000,000 $7,118,694 $8,118,694 $80,593,470 $36,593,470($36,593,470)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $80,593,470 2021 Cap Savings: $-72,474,776 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $35,593,470 2021 Cap Savings: $-27,474,776 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $52,118,694 2022 Dead Cap: $28,474,776 2021 Cap Savings: $-44,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $7,118,694 2022 Dead Cap: $28,474,776 2021 Cap Savings: $1,000,000
    2022 Contract details by year 28 $24,000,000 $7,118,694 $31,118,694 $72,474,776 $24,000,000($60,593,470)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $72,474,776 2022 Cap Savings: $-41,356,082 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $28,474,776 2022 Cap Savings: $2,643,918 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $51,118,694 2023 Dead Cap: $21,356,082 2022 Cap Savings: $-20,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $7,118,694 2023 Dead Cap: $21,356,082 2022 Cap Savings: $24,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year 29 $20,000,000 $7,118,694 $27,118,694 $41,356,082 $20,000,000($80,593,470)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $41,356,082 2023 Cap Savings: $-14,237,388 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $21,356,082 2023 Cap Savings: $5,762,612 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $27,118,694 2024 Dead Cap: $14,237,388 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $7,118,694 2024 Dead Cap: $14,237,388 2023 Cap Savings: $20,000,000
    2024 Contract details by year 30 $21,050,000 $7,118,694 $28,168,694 $14,237,388 $21,050,000($101,643,470)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $14,237,388 2024 Cap Savings: $13,931,306 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $14,237,388 2024 Cap Savings: $13,931,306 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $7,118,694 2025 Dead Cap: $7,118,694 2024 Cap Savings: $21,050,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $7,118,694 2025 Dead Cap: $7,118,694 2024 Cap Savings: $21,050,000

    Potential Out: 2025, 4 yr, $101,643,470; $7,118,694 dead cap

    2025 Contract details by year 31 $21,050,000 $7,118,694 $28,168,694 $7,118,694 $21,050,000($122,693,470)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $7,118,694 2025 Cap Savings: $21,050,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $7,118,694 2025 Cap Savings: $21,050,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $7,118,694 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $21,050,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $7,118,694 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $21,050,000
    2026 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $80M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2021 salary + 2022 salary + 2023 salary)

    Previous Contracts

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    2017-2021Entry Level

    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
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards 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
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $35,593,470 - - - - - $36,593,470
    5 seasons $5,385,064 $40,466,974 - - - - - $45,852,038
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $24,000,000 - - - - - - $24,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - - - - - $20,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $21,050,000 - - - - - - $21,050,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $21,050,000 - - - - - - $21,050,000
    $91,485,064 $40,466,974 - - - - - $131,952,038
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,385,064 $40,466,974 - - - - - $45,852,038
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 10/22/2021, $10,815

      Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Seattle (SEA)


    • 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: $34,376

  • Transactions

    Oct 22 2021Fined $10,815 Unsportsmanlike Conduct against Seattle (SEA)
    Sep 9 2021Signed a 4 year $112.011 million contract extension with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    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)
  • 2021 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
    2021 PIT 8 8 8 392 59.1 12.5 39 29 10 3
    2020 PIT 15 15 15 856 88.7 15 53 43 10 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 70 70 70 3,859 - 62 269 197 72 19 4
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 5 yrs, $138,790,515
    • Avg. Salary: $27,758,103
    • NFL Rank: 12
    • OLB Rank: 1

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2022
    • Avg. Salary: $2,314,642
    • NFL Rank: 658
    • OLB Rank: 45

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare T.J. Watt to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Joey Bosa 5 $135,000,000 $27,000,000 25
    Myles Garrett 5 $125,000,000 $25,000,000 24
    DeMarcus Lawrence 5 $105,000,000 $21,000,000 26
    Leonard Williams 3 $63,000,000 $21,000,000 26
    Averages 4.5 $107,000,000 $23,777,778 25.3


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Watt's current age (27), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    4 $92,949,152 $23,237,288


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Watt statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Tackles, Sacks, Stops, Hurries, Rating

    Player GP% Tkl/GM Sacks/GM Stops Hurries Rating
    Joey Bosa 2018-2019, LAC 71.88 2.87 0.74 2.65 2.57 80.5
    Myles Garrett 2018-2019, CLE 81.25 2.12 0.9 2.08 2.62 86.9
    DeMarcus Lawrence 2017-2018, DAL 100 2.44 0.78 2.34 2.81 90.2
    Leonard Williams 2019-2020, NYG 96.88 1.61 0.39 0.68 0.9 35.3
    Average 87.50 2.26 0.70 1.94 2.23 73.23
    T.J. Watt 2019-2020 96.88 2.52 0.95 2.58 2.42 91.45
    % Change 10.72% 11.50% 35.71% 32.99% 8.52% 24.88%
    Median Prime % Change 18.19%
    Average Prime % Change 20.72%


    Calculated Market Value: T.J. Watt

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

    Terms Avg. Salary
    5 years, $138,790,515 $27,758,103