Deshaun Watson

Quarterback

Age: 29
Free Agency: 2027 (Void)
Accrued Seasons: 7
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $63,977,000 (23.41% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $46,000,000 (17.07% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.72
  • Contract Value: $230,000,000 ($46,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $230,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 7/101 at QB

Current Contract

(Other, signed 2022)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202227$1,035,000$8,993,000$402,500$9,395,5004.3%
202328$1,080,000$17,977,000$1,080,000$19,057,0007.6%
202429$46,000,000$17,977,000$46,000,000$63,977,00023.4%
202530$46,000,000$17,977,000$46,000,000$63,977,00024.6%
202631$46,000,000$17,977,000$46,000,000$63,977,00022.5%
202732Void$8,984,000Void$8,984,0002.9%
Total$140,115,000$89,885,000$139,482,500$229,367,500

Contract Notes

Deshaun Watson signed a five year, $230 million contract with the Browns after trading for him. The contract is fully guaranteed and includes a $44.965 million signing bonus, and includes a no-trade clause through the entire contract. The exact salaries come via a report from PFT.

Cash Flows

- old money
- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$46M
$92M
$138M
$184M
$230M
Old Money20222023202420252026
Cash Due$632,500$45,367,500$46,000,000$46,000,000$46,000,000$46,000,000
Running Cash$46,000,000$92,000,000$138,000,000$184,000,000$230,000,000
Career Earnings: $142,761,982
Career APY: $20,394,569
Potential Earnings: $280,761,982
Total Guarantees: $318,748,729
Largest Cash Payment: $46,000,000 (2023)
Largest Cap Number: $63,977,000 (2024)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
TexansDraftedExtended20174$13,854,482$3,463,621$13,854,482$11,500,23583.0%$3,833,412
TexansExtensionTraded20204$156,000,000$39,000,000$74,894,247$39,894,24725.6%$19,947,124
BrownsOtherActive20225$230,000,000$46,000,000$230,000,000$91,367,50039.7%$45,683,750
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Texans5$51,394,482$10,278,896$35,194,4820.0%$16,226,7780.0%
Browns2$91,367,500$45,683,750$28,452,5000.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2017Texans$465,000$2,053,997$0$465,000$2,518,9971.5%$8,680,988
2018Texans$555,000$2,053,997$539,749$1,094,749$3,148,7461.6%$1,094,749
2019Texans$862,249$2,053,997$862,249$1,724,498$3,778,4951.8%$1,724,498
2020Texans$1,177,124$7,453,997$1,177,123$2,354,247$9,808,2444.5%$29,354,247
2021Texans$10,540,000$5,400,000$0$10,540,000$15,940,0008.2%$10,540,000
2022Browns$1,035,000$8,993,000$0$402,500$9,395,5004.3%$45,367,500
2023Browns$1,080,000$17,977,000$0$1,080,000$19,057,0007.6%$46,000,000
2024Browns$46,000,000$17,977,000$0$46,000,000$63,977,00023.4%$46,000,000
2025Browns$46,000,000$17,977,000$0$46,000,000$63,977,00024.6%$46,000,000
2026Browns$46,000,000$17,977,000$0$46,000,000$63,977,00022.5%$46,000,000
2027Browns$0$8,984,000$0$0$8,984,0002.9%$0
Total$153,714,373$108,900,988$2,579,121$155,660,994$264,561,982$280,761,982
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Texans2022$16,200,000$0
Texans2023$26,778$0
Total$16,226,778$0

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsPassingRushingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialComp/AttPctYardsTDINTSackedRatingAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
201778142.1%0.0%126/20461.8%169919819103.0362697.5231
2018160099.9%0.0%345/50568.3%416526962103.1995515.6593
2019150093.7%0.0%333/49567.3%385226124498.0824135.07103
2020160099.9%0.0%382/54470.2%482333749112.4904444.9300
202260033.0%0.0%99/17058.2%1102752079.1361754.9100
202363030.9%0.0%105/17161.4%1115741784.3261425.5100

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$5,107,000$46,000,000
Injury Adjusted$10,303,563$37,375,000
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OTC Valuation $7.2M $14.4M $21.6M $28.8M $36M APY $9.2M $18.3M $27.5M $36.7M $45.8M $25,352,000 $33,500,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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