• 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $15,500,000
  • % of 2020 Team Cap: 7.11%
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $15,500,000
  • % of 2020 Team Cash Spending: 8.25%
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.00
  • Total Contract Value: $100,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $16,666,667
  • Position Ranking: 2/92 at 34DE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $20,876,385
  • Age: 31
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 289
  • College: Wisconsin
  • Accrued Seasons: 9
  • Entry: 2011 Draft, Round 1, #11 overall (Texans)
  • Year Signed: 2014 (Extension)
  • Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $5,262,000

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

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201425$907,385$3,668,182$907,385$4,575,5673.4%
201526$9,969,000$4,000,000$9,969,000$13,969,0009.7%
201627$10,500,000$4,000,000$10,500,000$14,500,0009.3%
201728$10,500,000$3,561,250$10,500,000$14,061,2508.4%
201829$11,000,000$3,190,000$0$14,190,0008.0%
201930$13,000,000$1,628,750$0$14,628,7507.8%
202031$15,500,000$0$0$15,500,0007.8%
202132$17,500,000$0$0$17,500,0008.1%
Total$88,876,385$20,048,182$31,876,385$108,924,567
Embed This Contract
<iframe src="https://overthecap.com/contract-embed/1669/" width="600" height="435" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>
Career Earnings: $85,206,498
Career APY: $9,467,389
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

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
TexansDraftedRenegotiated20114$11,237,498$2,809,375$11,237,498$9,330,11383.0%$3,110,038
TexansExtensionActive20146$100,000,000$16,666,667$20,876,385$75,876,38575.9%$12,646,064
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Texans9$85,206,498$9,467,389$83,586,4980.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2011Texans$375,000$1,668,182$0$2,043,1821.7%$7,047,728
2012Texans$885,795$1,668,182$0$2,553,9772.1%$885,795
2013Texans$1,396,590$1,668,182$1,396,590$3,064,7722.5%$1,396,590
2014Texans$907,385$3,668,182$907,385$4,575,5673.4%$10,907,385
2015Texans$9,969,000$4,000,000$9,969,000$13,969,0009.7%$19,969,000
2016Texans$10,500,000$4,000,000$10,500,000$14,500,0009.3%$10,500,000
2017Texans$10,500,000$3,561,250$10,500,000$14,061,2508.4%$10,500,000
2018Texans$11,000,000$3,190,000$0$14,190,0008.0%$11,000,000
2019Texans$13,000,000$1,628,750$0$14,628,7507.8%$13,000,000
2020Texans$15,500,000$0$0$15,500,0007.8%$15,500,000
2021Texans$17,500,000$0$0$17,500,0008.1%$17,500,000
Total$91,533,770$25,052,728$33,272,975$116,586,498$118,206,498

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
201116----77.4%0.0%4975.547.513194000220
201216----88.1%13.2%691220.5138.5394316004270
2013160094.1%17.8%651510.570.522467004200
2014160093.0%16.0%591920.514029511018045592
2015160096.2%14.8%571917.5117.529508003100
2016313015.5%2.9%171.55150000100
2017511021.2%2.6%11400352000000
2018160090.1%13.1%47141611918254007000
201988044.1%3.3%159434.54203001200

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$5,225,000$16,666,667
Injury Adjusted$12,144,563$8,333,334
test
OTC Valuation $2.8M $5.7M $8.5M $11.4M $14.2M APY $3.8M $7.5M $11.3M $15.0M $18.8M $4,373,000 $5,500,000

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.

To see interactive and more in-depth use of OTC Valuation data, subscribe to OTC Premium.