J.J. Watt Agrees To 6-Year $100 Million Deal

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Sep 02, 2014

You know what's a great way to start the 2014 season? Inking the largest contract for a defensive player in NFL history.

Early Tuesday morning it was announced the Texans and J.J. Watt reached a 6-year $100 million deal with $51.876 Million guaranteed.

Watt, the 11th overall pick in the 2011 draft, had two years left on his contract, including a base salary of $1.9 million this year and a $6.9 option year in 2015.

Under the terms of his extension, Watt’s base salaries this year and in 2015 will be $907,385 and $9.969 million. When he signs, he gets $10 million.

Watt’s new deal begins in 2016 and extends through the 2021.

Since the start of the 2012 season, Watt ranks first in every category of defensive importance:

  • 31 Sacks
  • 89 QB Hits
  • 85 Knockdowns
  • 61 Tackles For Loss
  • 21 Batted Passes
  • 161 Tackles (1st for DE)

If anybody deserves the megadeal, it's Watt.

Ironically, Watt's new deal surpasses that signed by former Texans No. 1 overall pick Mario Williams, when he agreed to go to work for the Buffalo Bills to the tune of six years, $96 Million.

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