J.J. Watt | DE | Houston Texans
Posted: 9/2/2014 3:35pm et
The Houston Texans signed DE J.J. Watt to a new long-term contract Monday, Sept. 1. Watt's extension is a six-year deal worth $100 million, of which $51.876 million is guaranteed money.
Huddle Up: After 36.5 sacks, 27 passes defensed, 8 forced fumbles and 217 total tackles in his first 3 seasons, this deal should've been done the first day of the league year.
Posted: 8/19/2014 8:10pm et
Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt believes he has outplayed his current contract and wants to sign an extension.
Huddle Up: You know, Watt just might have a case after compiling the third-most sacks (36.5) and most passes knocked down (27) by a defensive lineman since entering the league in 2011. And, oh yeah, there's the 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award and two first-team All-Pro selections on his resume as well.
Posted: 4/17/2014 10:40pm et
The Houston Texans have officially exercised the fifth-year option in DE J.J. Watt's contract.
Huddle Up: Here's a no-brainer as the Texans brace for the coming big-bucks extension for the ultra-talented DE who has an eye-popping 36.5 sacks, 27 passes defensed and 8 forced fumbles in 48 career games.
Posted: 2/24/2014 2:06pm et
Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt is entering the fourth and final year of his rookie contract, and the Texans are getting closer to being forced to make a decision about the star defensive lineman's future. The team has the ability to pick up the team option for a fifth year. The team does not Watt to reach free agency.
Huddle Up: The Texans have options, including picking up Watt's option and/or using the franchise tag. Even more than deciding who they'll pick with the first selection in the draft, locking up Watt might be the team's top priority.