T.J. Watt

Edge Rusher

Age: 26
Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 3
  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $2,945,985 (1.47% of cap)
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $1,727,565 (0.97% of spending)
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.59
  • Contract Value: $9,258,810 ($2,314,703 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $7,933,745
  • Contract Ranking: 67/205 at EDGE

Current Contract

(Drafted, signed 2017)
(📝: 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$2,525,1301.2%
202026$1,727,565$1,218,420$402,500$2,945,9851.5%
2021 📝
March 18: Base salary becomes guaranteed
27$10,089,000$0$0$10,089,0005.5%
Total$14,474,130$4,873,680$3,060,065$19,347,810

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.
Career Earnings: $7,531,245
Career APY: $2,510,415
Potential Earnings: $19,347,810
Total Guarantees: $7,933,745
Largest Cash Payment: $10,089,000 (2021)
Largest Cap Number: $10,089,000 (2021)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
SteelersDraftedActive20174$9,258,810$2,314,703$7,933,745$7,531,24581.3%$2,510,415
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Steelers3$7,531,245$2,510,415$6,312,8250.0%$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$2,525,1301.2%$1,306,710
2020Steelers$1,727,565$1,218,420$402,500$2,945,9851.5%$1,727,565
2021Steelers$10,089,000$0$0$10,089,0005.5%$10,089,000
Total$14,474,130$4,873,680$3,060,065$19,347,810$19,347,810

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
2017151076.4%33.6%341263581071171000
2018160086.3%13.1%5018138712203006000
2019160086.5%13.3%352014.510414367278400
2020100086.8%10.4%266969.514306100000

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$26,650,000$2,314,703
Injury Adjusted$26,650,000$2,314,703
test
OTC Valuation $4.4M $8.9M $13.3M $17.8M $22.2M APY $3.9M $7.8M $11.8M $15.7M $19.6M $5,591,000 $7,038,596

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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