J.J. Watt

3-4 Defensive End

  • 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $14,190,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 7.40%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $11,000,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 7.22%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.78
  • Total Contract Value: $100,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $16,666,667
  • Position Ranking: 0/15 at 34DE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $20,876,385
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 289
  • College: Wisconsin
  • Accrued Seasons: 8
  • Entry: 2011 Draft, Round 1, #11 overall (Texans)
  • Year Signed: 2014
  • Contract Type: Extension
  • Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)

Contract Notes

DE JJ Watt signed a six year, $100 million contract extension with the Houston Texans on September 2, 2014. Watt had two years remaining on his contract, meaning the new deal will run through the 2021 season. Details of the contract are currently based on a report by John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Upon signing the contract Watt received a $10 million signing bonus and guaranteed salaries in 2014 and 2015 to bring his total of fully guaranteed salary to $20.876 million. If he is on the roster on the 5th day of the 2015 League year he wil receive a $10 million roster bonus and will have his 2016 and 2017 base salaries become fully guaranteed in 2016. Watt converted the roster bonus to a signing bonus in 2015 to create $8 million in cap space.

Current Contract

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2014 25 $907,385 $907,385 $3,668,182 $0 $0 $0 $4,575,567 3.4%
2015 26 $9,969,000 $9,969,000 $4,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $13,969,000 9.7%
2016 27 $10,500,000 $10,500,000 $4,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $14,500,000 9.3%
2017 28 $10,500,000 $10,500,000 $3,561,250 $0 $0 $0 $14,061,250 8.4%
2018 29 $11,000,000 $3,190,000 $0 $0 $0 $14,190,000 8.0%
2019 30 $13,000,000 $2,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $15,000,000 7.9%
2020 31 $15,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,500,000 7.8%
2021 32 $17,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $17,500,000 --
Total $88,876,385 $20,419,432 $0 $0 $0 $109,295,817
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Career Earnings: $72,206,498
Career APY: $9,025,812
Potential Earnings: $118,206,498
Total Guarantees: $32,113,883
Largest Cash Payment: $19,969,000 (2015)
Largest Cap Hit: $17,500,000 (2021)

Contract History

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Texans Drafted Renegotiated 2011 4 $11,237,498 $2,809,375 $11,237,498 $9,330,113 83.0% $3,110,038
Texans Extension Active 2014 6 $100,000,000 $16,666,667 $20,876,385 $62,876,385 62.9% $12,575,277
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Texans 8 $72,206,498 $9,025,812 $68,957,748 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2011 Texans $375,000 $1,668,182 $0 $0 $0 $2,043,182 1.7% $7,047,728
2012 Texans $885,795 $1,668,182 $0 $0 $0 $2,553,977 2.1% $885,795
2013 Texans $1,396,590 $1,396,590 $1,668,182 $0 $0 $0 $3,064,772 2.5% $1,396,590
2014 Texans $907,385 $907,385 $3,668,182 $0 $0 $0 $4,575,567 3.4% $10,907,385
2015 Texans $9,969,000 $9,969,000 $4,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $13,969,000 9.7% $19,969,000
2016 Texans $10,500,000 $10,500,000 $4,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $14,500,000 9.3% $10,500,000
2017 Texans $10,500,000 $10,500,000 $3,561,250 $0 $0 $0 $14,061,250 8.4% $10,500,000
2018 Texans $11,000,000 $3,190,000 $0 $0 $0 $14,190,000 8.0% $11,000,000
2019 Texans $13,000,000 $2,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $15,000,000 7.9% $13,000,000
2020 Texans $15,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,500,000 7.8% $15,500,000
2021 Texans $17,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $17,500,000 -- $17,500,000
Total $91,533,770 $25,423,978 $0 $0 $0 $116,957,748   $118,206,498

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Tackles Negative Plays Interceptions Fumbles TD
Defense Special SoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
2011 16 77.4% 0.0%4975.547.513194000220
2012 16 88.1% 13.2%691220.5138.5394316004270
2013 16 94.1% 17.8%651510.570.522467004200
2014 16 93.0% 16.0%591920.514029511018045592
2015 16 96.2% 14.8%571917.5117.529508003100
2016 3 15.5% 2.9%171.55150000100
2017 5 21.2% 2.6%11400352000000
2018 16 90.1% 13.1%47141611918254007000

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money (pre-June 1 cut)
Positional Comparisons to League Average