JJ Watt gets huge contract extension
Becomes highest paid player on defense in NFL
HOUSTON — Defensive end J.J. Watt has agreed to terms on a contract extension with the Houston Texans.
Multiple media reports said the agreement was for six years and $100 million, with $51.8 million guaranteed and a $10 million signing bonus.
Watt’s $16.6 million dollar a year average is the highest ever paid to a defensive player in the NFL.
Watt had two years left on his contract that was due to pay him $1.9 million this year and just under $7 million in 2015.
He expressed his desire for a new contract last month as the Texans were practicing with the Denver Broncos.
The 25-year-old Watt has emerged as one of the league’s most dominant players, with 74 tackles for loss, 36 1/2 sacks and 27 pass breakups since he joined the league as the 11th overall pick in 2011.