• 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $14,190,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 7.40%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $11,000,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 7.12%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.78
  • Total Contract Value: $100,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $16,666,667
  • Position Ranking: 0/29 at 34DE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $20,876,385
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 289
  • College: Wisconsin
  • Accrued Seasons: 7
  • 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$3,190,000$0$0$0$14,190,0008.0%
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$20,419,432$0$0$0$109,295,817
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Career Earnings: $61,206,498
Career APY: $8,743,785
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 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$51,876,38551.9%$12,969,096
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Texans7$61,206,498$8,743,785$54,767,7480.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History    

YearTeamBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %Cash Due
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2011Texans$375,000$1,668,182$0$0$0$2,043,1821.7%$7,047,728
2012Texans$885,795$1,668,182$0$0$0$2,553,9772.1%$885,795
2013Texans$1,396,590 $1,396,590$1,668,182$0$0$0$3,064,7722.5%$1,396,590
2014Texans$907,385 $907,385$3,668,182$0$0$0$4,575,5673.4%$10,907,385
2015Texans$9,969,000 $9,969,000$4,000,000$0$0$0$13,969,0009.7%$19,969,000
2016Texans$10,500,000 $10,500,000$4,000,000$0$0$0$14,500,0009.3%$10,500,000
2017Texans$10,500,000 $10,500,000$3,561,250$0$0$0$14,061,2508.4%$10,500,000
2018Texans$11,000,000$3,190,000$0$0$0$14,190,0008.0%$11,000,000
2019Texans$13,000,000$2,000,000$0$0$0$15,000,0007.9%$13,000,000
2020Texans$15,500,000$0$0$0$0$15,500,0007.8%$15,500,000
2021Texans$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

YearGames PlayedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
DefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
20111677.4%0.0%4975.547.513194000220
20121688.1%13.2%691220.5138.5394316004270
20131694.1%17.8%651510.570.522467004200
20141693.0%16.0%591920.514029511018045592
20151696.2%14.8%571917.5117.529508003100
2016315.5%2.9%171.55150000100
2017521.2%2.6%11400352000000
2018690.0%13.3%1967538110004000

Financial Reports

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