• 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $2,104,275
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 1.16%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $885,855
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 0.51%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.42
  • Total Contract Value: $9,258,810
  • Annual Contract Value: $2,314,703
  • Position Ranking: 4/22 at 34OLB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $7,933,745
  • Age: 24
  • Height: 6' 4"
  • Weight: 252
  • College: Wisconsin
  • Accrued Seasons: 2
  • Entry: 2017 Draft, Round 1, #30 overall (Steelers)
  • Year Signed: 2017
  • Contract Type: Drafted
  • Free Agency: 2021, pending fifth year option (UFA)

Contract Notes

T.J. Watt signed a 4 year contract worth $9,258,810 with the Steelers on June 14, 2017. Watt received a guarantee worth $7,933,745 including a $4,873,680 signing bonus. Watt's first three years are guaranteed and he has a partial 4th year guarantee. Please cite OTC as your source and provide a link to this page if using this information.

Current Contract

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2017 23 $465,000 $465,000 $1,218,420 $0 $0 $0 $1,683,420 1.0%
2018 24 $885,855 $885,855 $1,218,420 $0 $0 $0 $2,104,275 1.2%
2019 25 $1,306,710 $1,306,710 $1,218,420 $0 $0 $0 $2,525,130 1.3%
2020 26 $1,727,565 $402,500 $1,218,420 $0 $0 $0 $2,945,985 1.5%
Total $4,385,130 $4,873,680 $0 $0 $0 $9,258,810
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Career Earnings: $6,224,535
Career APY: $3,112,268
Potential Earnings: $9,258,810
Total Guarantees: $7,933,745
Largest Cash Payment: $5,338,680 (2017)
Largest Cap Hit: $2,945,985 (2020)

Contract History

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Steelers Drafted Active 2017 4 $9,258,810 $2,314,703 $7,933,745 $6,224,535 67.2% $3,112,268
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Steelers 2 $6,224,535 $3,112,268 $3,787,695 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2017 Steelers $465,000 $465,000 $1,218,420 $0 $0 $0 $1,683,420 1.0% $5,338,680
2018 Steelers $885,855 $885,855 $1,218,420 $0 $0 $0 $2,104,275 1.2% $885,855
2019 Steelers $1,306,710 $1,306,710 $1,218,420 $0 $0 $0 $2,525,130 1.3% $1,306,710
2020 Steelers $1,727,565 $402,500 $1,218,420 $0 $0 $0 $2,945,985 1.5% $1,727,565
Total $4,385,130 $4,873,680 $0 $0 $0 $9,258,810   $9,258,810

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Tackles Negative Plays Interceptions Fumbles TD
Defense Special SoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
2017 15 76.4% 33.6%341263581071171000
2018 16 86.3% 13.1%5018138712203006000

Financial Reports

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