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Houston Texans' J. J. Watt's Net Worth Is Staggering!! His Income Sources, Contract Details, And Career Highlights Here

News by Azen Published on 08 Jan,2019 Updated on 08 Jan,2019

One of the most Dynamic defensive players in the National Football League history is Justin James Watt popularly also known as JJ Watt. With his unhuman like skill in NFL, in 2014 he was ranked first among defensive linemen, in tackle sacks, quarterback and passes defended.  

We all have seen Watt in his phenomenal plays serving under a team of Houston Texas and many of you may have wondered with such breathtaking plays by Watt how much does he earn? Here we will be sharing you the details of all about his earnings and net worth.

JJ Watt's Net Worth: His Income Sources And Contract Details  

In eight years of Watt's professional career in the NFL, the three times defensive player of the year (2012, 2014,2015) has amassed the net worth of more than $100 million. Moreover, he was ranked 29th world highest paid athlete in the Forbes.    

The net worth he has accumulated in not solely through NFL other sources of income is through his endorsements such as Reebok, Ford, Verizon, NRG, Gatorade, American Family Insurance, and H-E-B. From his endorsements, he yearly earns about $2 million.

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Speaking the earning of Watt's from NFL career he has signed Four-year contract worth of $11.24 million in 2011. In the first three years of his professional career from 2011 to 2013, he proved to be the best defensive player in the NFL.  

As per his outstanding plays in football Watt signed  $100 million contracts with his team Houston Texas for six years in 2014. Watt received $30.9 million at signing and at the end of the season of 2016, he received $21 million.  

The total earning of Watt from the beginning to now of his professional career is shown below.

YEAR TEAM  BASE SALARY SIGNING BONUS TOTAL
2011 Houston Texas $375,000 $6,672,728 $7,047,728
2012 Houston Texas $885,795 - $885,795
2013 Houston Texas $1,396,590 - $1,396,590
2014 Houston Texas $907,385 - $907,385
2015 Houston Texas $9,969,000 $3,668,182 $1,637,182
2016 Houston Texas $10,500,000 $2,000,000 $108,668,182
2017 Houston Texas $10,500,000 $2,000,000 $107,000,000
2018 Houston Texas $11,000,000 $2,000,000 $13,000,000
2019 Houston Texas $13,000,000 - $13,000,000
2020 Houston Texas $15,500,000 - $15,500,000
2021 Houston Texas $17,500,000 - $17,500,000

JJ Watt's Current Contract

  • Contract: 6years(2014-2020)/$100,005,425
  • Average Salary: $16,667,571
  • Signing Bonus: $10,000,000
  • Guaranteed at Signing: $30,881,810

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Career Highlights

In 2011, Watt was drafted by Houston Texas with the 11th pick in the first round of the draft. Except for the 40-yard dash, Watt was a top performer in all categories in the NFL Draft. Moreover, he was also voted the Texas team's "Rookie of the Year".  

In 2012, Watt was named Houston Texan's MVP and AP Defensive Player of the Year. The 2012 season was the best year of Watt by finishing the season with 69 tackles, 12 assisted tackles, 16 passes defended, 20.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, and four forced fumble recoveries.

The same year he got voted the Defensive Player of the Year and first Texas team player to receive NFL player of the Year. 

In 2013, Watt had a strong season as his team faced defeat in the 2013 season. However, he became 'Pro Bowl' Captain as well as named 'NFL Pro Bowl'.

In 2014, Watt signed six-year extension contract worth Texas for $100 million making him the highest paid non-quarterback of NFL. Furthermore, he was All-Pro First Team and made to All-Pro Second Team as a defensive tackle. He also received Defensive Player of the Year award in 2014 again. 

In 2015, Watt suffered a fractured left hand and a groin injury. In spite of the injury, he played all 16 games. The same year he received his third Defensive Player of the Year Award and was also named to 2015 Pro Bowl. With the injury, he underwent groin surgery. Due to surgery, he was forced to withdraw from the 2016 Pro Bowl.

In 2016, Watt underwent through back surgery for a herniated disc. Due to his injury as well as surgery, he was ruled out in the 2016 season.      

In 2017, Watt returned to play the 2017 season after recovering from injury. When he played off against the Jackson Jaguars he left the game with leg injury. He suffered a tibial plateau fracture in his left leg and was necessary to go in surgery. Due to the surgery, he was ruled out of the 2017  season.

In 2018, Watt returned from his injury and played the season against the New English Patriots, New York Giants, and Indiana Colts. In his 2018 season for the fifth time in his career, he was named First Team All-pro.  

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Quick Facts: JJ Watt

  • JJ Watt is just like a machine in the gym he can squat over 700 pounds and bench press 225 pounds 34 times as well as he can vertically jump 61 inches.
  • Watt has a minor appearance in the Television series New Girl and The League and in the movie Bad Moms.
  • Watt has his own charity foundation called JJ Watt Foundation.
  • Watt played hockey until the age of 13 and was forced to quit hockey due to sheer cost requirements of hockey.
  • In 2017 season Watt donated $100,000 for the city of Houston and surrounding area for devasting Hurricane Harvey.

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