• 2017 Salary Cap Charge: $14,061,250
  • % of 2017 Team Cap: 8.13%
  • 2017 Cash Payout: $10,500,000
  • % of 2017 Team Cash Spending: 7.03%
  • 2017 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.75
  • Total Contract Value: $100,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $16,666,667
  • Position Ranking: 2/149 at 34DE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $20,876,385
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 289
  • College: Wisconsin
  • Accrued Seasons: 6
  • 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

YearAgeBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
201425$907,385 $907,385$3,668,182$0$0$0$4,575,5673.4%
201526$9,969,000 $9,969,000$4,000,000$0$0$0$13,969,0009.7%
201627$10,500,000 $10,500,000$4,000,000$0$0$0$14,500,0009.3%
201728$10,500,000 $10,500,000$3,561,250$0$0$0$14,061,2508.4%
201829$11,000,000$4,000,000$0$0$0$15,000,0008.4%
201930$13,000,000$2,000,000$0$0$0$15,000,0007.9%
202031$15,500,000$0$0$0$0$15,500,0007.8%
202132$17,500,000$0$0$0$0$17,500,000--
Total$88,876,385$21,229,432$0$0$0$110,105,817
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Contract History

Career Earnings: $50,706,498
Years: 6
Career APY: $8,451,083
TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
TexansDraftedRenegotiated20114$11,237,498$2,809,375$9,330,11383.0%$3,110,038
TexansExtensionActive20146$100,000,000$16,666,667$41,376,38541.4%$13,792,128
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Texans6$50,706,498$8,451,083$40,706,4980.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History    

YearTeamBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2011Texans$375,000$1,668,182$0$0$0$2,043,1821.7%
2012Texans$885,795$1,668,182$0$0$0$2,553,9772.1%
2013Texans$1,396,590 $1,396,590$1,668,182$0$0$0$3,064,7722.5%
2014Texans$907,385 $907,385$3,668,182$0$0$0$4,575,5673.4%
2015Texans$9,969,000 $9,969,000$4,000,000$0$0$0$13,969,0009.7%
2016Texans$10,500,000 $10,500,000$4,000,000$0$0$0$14,500,0009.3%
2017Texans$10,500,000 $10,500,000$3,561,250$0$0$0$14,061,2508.4%
2018Texans$11,000,000$4,000,000$0$0$0$15,000,0008.4%
2019Texans$13,000,000$2,000,000$0$0$0$15,000,0007.9%
2020Texans$15,500,000$0$0$0$0$15,500,0007.8%
2021Texans$17,500,000$0$0$0$0$17,500,000--
Total$91,533,770$26,233,978$0$0$0$117,767,748 

Statistics (2014-present)

YearGames PlayedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
DefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
20141693.0%16.0%591920.514029511018045592
20151696.2%14.8%571917.5117.529508003100
2016315.5%2.9%171.55150000100
2017557.7%6.9%11400352000000

Financial Reports

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