J.J. Watt
Defensive End
Drafted: Round 1 (#11 overall), 2011
Experience: 10 Years
College: Wisconsin
Contract: 2 yr(s)
$28,000,000
Signing Bonus $12,000,000 AAV$14,000,000 G'teed:$23,000,000 Free Agent:2023 / UFA
Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
2021 Contract details by year 32 $2,500,000 $2,400,000 - - $4,900,000 $20,000,000
2022 Contract details by year 33 $11,250,000 $2,400,000 $2,250,000 - $15,900,000 $15,100,000
2023 Contract details by year 34 - $2,400,000 - - $7,200,000 -
2024 Contract details by year 35 - $2,400,000 - - $2,400,000 -
2025 Contract details by year 36 - $2,400,000 - - $2,400,000 -
Contract Notes:
  • $20M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2020 salary + $3.25M of 2022 salary + 2022 roster bonus)
  • Additional $3M of 2022 salary fully guarantees in March of 2022 (injury guaranteed now)
  • $1M bonus + $1M base escalator for 10 sacks in 2021
  • $1M bonus for 10 sacks in 2022
  • No Trade Clause
  • 2023-25 automatically void prior to the 2023 league year ($7.2M of dead cap)
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Total Cash
2011 Player Cash Earnings $375,000 $6,672,728 - $7,047,728
2012 Player Cash Earnings $885,795 - - $885,795
2013 Player Cash Earnings $1,396,590 - - $1,396,590
2014 Player Cash Earnings $907,385 $10,000,000 - $10,907,385
2015 Player Cash Earnings $9,969,000 - - $19,969,000
2016 Player Cash Earnings $10,500,000 - - $10,500,000
2017 Player Cash Earnings $10,500,000 - - $10,500,000
2018 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - - $11,000,000
2019 Player Cash Earnings $13,000,000 - - $13,000,000
2020 Player Cash Earnings $15,500,000 - - $15,541,502
9 seasons $74,033,770 $16,672,728 - $100,748,000

Cap Hit

#26
Defensive End
#10
Arizona Cardinals
#305
NFL

AAV

#9
Defensive End
#99
NFL

Cash

#9
Defensive End
#66
NFL
  • Mar 1 2021

    Signed a 2 year $28 million contract with Arizona (ARI)

  • Feb 12 2021

    Released by Houston (HOU), clearing $17.5 million of cap

  • Mar 24 2015

    Converted his $10M roster bonus into signing bonus, clearing $8M of 2015 cap space for Houston (HOU)

  • Oct 3 2014

    Fined $16,537 Roughing the Passer against E.J. Manuel (BUF)

  • Sep 2 2014

    Signed a 6 year $100 million extension with Houston (HOU)

  • Apr 17 2014

    Houston (HOU) exercised a $6.969 million option for 2015

  • Jul 31 2011

    Signed a 4 year $11.23 million contract with Houston (HOU)

  • Apr 28 2011

    Drafted by Houston (HOU): Round 1 (#11 overall)