Age: 32
Free Agency: 2023 (Void)
Accrued Seasons: 10
  • 2021 Salary Cap Charge: $4,900,000 (2.56% of cap)
  • 2021 Cash Payout: $14,500,000 (7.44% of spending)
  • 2021 Cash to Cap Ratio: 2.96
  • Contract Value: $28,000,000 ($14,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $20,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 9/259 at IDL

Current Contract

(SFA, signed 2021)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202132$2,500,000$2,400,000$0$2,500,000$4,900,0002.6%
2022 📝
March 20: $3 million injury guarantee vests to full guarantee; Roster bonus due
33$11,250,000$2,400,000$2,250,000$5,500,000$15,900,0007.8%
2023 📝
March 16: Contract voids
34Void$2,400,000VoidVoid$7,200,0003.2%
202435Void$2,400,000VoidVoid$00.0%
202536Void$2,400,000VoidVoid$0--
Total$13,750,000$12,000,000$2,250,000$8,000,000$28,000,000

Contract Notes

JJ Watt signed a 2 year contract with the Arizona Cardinals on March 1, 2021. The contract has a base value of $28 million with $23 million in guarantees. Watt received a $12 million signing bonus along with guaranteed salary in 2021 and $5.5 million in 2022. An additional $3 million is guaranteed for injury only at signing. Watt can earn an additional $3 million through incentives and escalators for sack performance. The contract also has 3 void years to spread out the 2021/2022 cap charges. Watt also has a no trade clause.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$14M
$28M
20212022
Cash Due$14,500,000$13,500,000
Running Cash$14,500,000$28,000,000
Career Earnings: $112,706,498
Career APY: $11,270,650
Potential Earnings: $128,706,498
Total Guarantees: $52,113,883
Largest Cash Payment: $19,969,000 (2015)
Largest Cap Number: $15,900,000 (2022)

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
TexansExtensionTerminated20146$100,000,000$16,666,667$20,876,385$91,376,38591.4%$13,053,769
CardinalsSFAActive20212$28,000,000$14,000,000$20,000,000$12,000,00042.9%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Texans10$100,706,498$10,070,650$99,086,4980.0%$00.0%
Cardinals0$12,000,000$0$00.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2011Texans$375,000$1,668,182$0$0$2,043,1821.7%$7,047,728
2012Texans$885,795$1,668,182$0$0$2,553,9772.1%$885,795
2013Texans$1,396,590$1,668,182$0$1,396,590$3,064,7722.5%$1,396,590
2014Texans$907,385$3,668,182$0$907,385$4,575,5673.4%$10,907,385
2015Texans$9,969,000$4,000,000$0$9,969,000$13,969,0009.6%$19,969,000
2016Texans$10,500,000$4,000,000$0$10,500,000$14,500,0009.3%$10,500,000
2017Texans$10,500,000$3,561,250$0$10,500,000$14,061,2508.1%$10,500,000
2018Texans$11,000,000$3,190,000$0$0$14,190,0007.4%$11,000,000
2019Texans$13,000,000$1,628,750$0$0$14,628,7506.9%$13,000,000
2020Texans$15,500,000$0$0$0$15,500,0007.1%$15,500,000
2021Cardinals$2,500,000$2,400,000$0$2,500,000$4,900,0002.6%$14,500,000
2022Cardinals$11,250,000$2,400,000$2,250,000$5,500,000$15,900,0007.8%$13,500,000
2023Cardinals$0$2,400,000$0$0$7,200,0003.2%$0
2024Cardinals$0$2,400,000$0$0$00.0%$0
2025Cardinals$0$2,400,000$0$0$0--$0
Total$87,783,770$37,052,728$2,250,000$41,272,975$127,086,498$128,706,498

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
2020160091.5%0.7%361654114167102100

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$0$0
Injury Adjusted$0$0
test
OTC Valuation $3.4M $6.9M $10.3M $13.8M $17.2M APY $3.8M $7.5M $11.3M $15.0M $18.8M $3,478,000 $3,750,000

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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