Deshaun Watson
Quarterback
Drafted: Round 1 (#12 overall), 2017
Experience: 4 Years
College: Clemson
Contract: 4 yr(s)
$156,000,000
Signing Bonus $27,000,000 AAV$39,000,000 G'teed:$110,717,123 Free Agent:2026 / UFA
Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
2020 Contract details by year 24 $1,177,123 $7,453,961 $1,177,123 - $9,808,207 $75,771,084
2021 Contract details by year 25 $10,540,000 $5,400,000 - - $15,940,000 $67,140,000
2022 Contract details by year 26 $35,000,000 $5,400,000 - - $40,400,000 $51,200,000
2023 Contract details by year 27 $20,000,000 $5,400,000 $17,000,000 - $42,400,000 $10,800,000
2024 Contract details by year 28 $32,000,000 $5,400,000 - - $37,400,000 $5,400,000
2025 Contract details by year 29 $32,000,000 - - - $32,000,000 -
Contract Notes:
  • $73.7M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2020 salary + 2021 salary + 2022 salary)
  • 2023 salary & roster bonus fully guarantee in March 2022
  • 2023 Roster Bonus: $17M
  • Annual $500,000 de-escalator for not attending 85% of workouts
  • 2022-2025 Incentives
    $1M for a super bowl win with 50% of SB snaps
  • No trade clause
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Total Cash
2017 Player Cash Earnings $403,054 $8,215,841 - $8,618,895
2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,094,740 - - $1,094,740
2019 Player Cash Earnings $862,231 - $862,249 $1,724,480
2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,177,123 $27,000,000 $1,240,240 $29,417,363
4 seasons $3,537,148 $35,215,841 $2,102,489 $40,855,478

Cap Hit

#13
Quarterback
#1
Houston Texans
#37
NFL

AAV

#17
Quarterback
#3
NFL

Cash

#17
Quarterback
#125
NFL
  • Dec 21 2020

    Fined $7,500 Conduct detrimental to the league (COVID Protocols)

  • Sep 5 2020

    Signed a 4 year $156 million contract extension with Houston (HOU)

  • Apr 27 2020

    Houston (HOU) exercised a $17.54 million 5th year option for 2021

  • May 12 2017

    Signed a 4 year $13.85 million contract with Houston (HOU)

  • Apr 27 2017

    Drafted by Houston (HOU): Round 1 (#12 overall)