• 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $2,525,130
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 1.22%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $1,306,710
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 0.64%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.52
  • Total Contract Value: $9,258,810
  • Annual Contract Value: $2,314,703
  • Position Ranking: 29/91 at 34OLB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $7,933,745
  • Age: 25
  • Height: 6' 4"
  • Weight: 252
  • College: Wisconsin
  • Accrued Seasons: 3
  • Entry: 2017 Draft, Round 1, #30 overall (Steelers)
  • Year Signed: 2017 (Drafted)
  • Free Agency: 2021, pending fifth year option (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $21,303,000

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: $7,531,245
Career APY: $2,510,415
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$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$2,525,1301.3%$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 PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
2017151076.4%33.6%341263581071171000
2018160086.3%13.1%5018138712203006000
2019160086.5%13.3%352014.510414367278400

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$21,153,000$2,314,703
Injury Adjusted$21,153,000$2,314,703
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OTC Valuation $3.5M $7.1M $10.6M $14.1M $17.6M APY $3.9M $7.8M $11.8M $15.7M $19.6M $7,830,000 $7,500,000

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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