• 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $2,525,130
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 1.22%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $1,306,710
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 0.62%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.52
  • Total Contract Value: $9,258,810
  • Annual Contract Value: $2,314,703
  • Position Ranking: 24/73 at 34OLB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $7,933,745
  • Age: 25
  • Height: 6' 4"
  • Weight: 252
  • College: Wisconsin
  • Accrued Seasons: 2
  • Entry: 2017 Draft, Round 1, #30 overall (Steelers)
  • Year Signed: 2017 (Drafted)
  • Free Agency: 2021, pending fifth year option (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $17,510,000

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

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201723$465,000$1,218,420$465,000$1,683,4201.0%
201824$885,855$1,218,420$885,855$2,104,2751.2%
201925$1,306,710$1,218,420$1,306,710$2,525,1301.3%
202026$1,727,565$1,218,420$402,500$2,945,9851.5%
Total$4,385,130$4,873,680$3,060,065$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

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
SteelersDraftedActive20174$9,258,810$2,314,703$7,933,745$6,224,53567.2%$3,112,268
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Steelers2$6,224,535$3,112,268$3,787,6950.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2017Steelers$465,000$1,218,420$465,000$1,683,4201.0%$5,338,680
2018Steelers$885,855$1,218,420$885,855$2,104,2751.2%$885,855
2019Steelers$1,306,710$1,218,420$1,306,710$2,525,1301.3%$1,306,710
2020Steelers$1,727,565$1,218,420$402,500$2,945,9851.5%$1,727,565
Total$4,385,130$4,873,680$3,060,065$9,258,810$9,258,810

Statistics

YearGames PlayedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
DefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
20171576.4%33.6%341263581071171000
20181686.3%13.1%5018138712203006000
2019686.4%13.6%1194256143171200

Financial Reports

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