Texans DE J.J. Watt has been one of the most dominant defenders in football for the last two years – now he will be paid like it.
According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Houston Texans have agreed to a contract extension with DE J.J. Watt. The contract is reportedly for 6 years and worth $100 million, making him the highest paid defensive player in the NFL. He is now under contract with the team until 2021.
Watt’s $100 million contract for $51.876 guaranteed was negotiated by Tom Condon, who also did Alex Smith’s 4 year $68 mil deal Sunday.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) September 2, 2014
Watt was the 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year after recording 20.5 sacks. He was named to the Pro Bowl and was a First-Team All-Pro selection. In 2013, Watt recorded another 10.5 sacks and was once again named to the Pro Bowl and was First-Team All-Pro again.
With two years left on his contract the Houston Texans had the option to let Watt play out the season before extending him under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.