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How Rich is J. J. Watt? Know all About his Sources of Income and Career

News by Saburo Published on 04 Jun,2017 Updated on 09 Aug,2017

Curious about the American professional football player for Houston Texans of the NFL JJ Watt’s net worth? Watt who’s been recovering from his last year’s serious injury and he will back on the field this season is quite the money maker! We have all the receipts here!

 NFL JJ Watt Net Worth, Explore His Income Sources Here.

JJ Watt is the top edge defender of Houston Texas in NFL. He’s been playing for the Houston Texas since 2011, which made him one of the highest-paid defenders of the Houston Texas. Before starting his pro career, he played for college football league at Wisconsin College.

Image: Houston Texans' JJ Watt in 2014

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On July 21, 2016, Watt underwent surgery for a herniated disc. He began training camp on the PUP list but returned after one week in the field. On September 28, 2016, he was placed on injured reserved. Next day, he underwent back surgery.

JJ Watt is surely a hard working athlete. Here's a chart of his earnings in NFL

Image: Contract signing amount of JJ Watt, Von Miller, and Malik Jackson

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On September 28, 2016, he was placed on injured reserved. Next day, he underwent back surgery again and was officially ruled out for the rest of 2016 season. He is recovering from his injury and he will back on the field this season.

Watt’s first contract ended in 2014 but he renewed the 6-year $100 million contract with the Texans prior to the 2014 season. Watt’s contract has become one of the biggest bargains in the NFL history. 

Watt’s contract is chump-change compared to Miller’s and looks a lot more like the 6 years $85.5 million deal he signed with Jacksonville. According to the Insider, Watt’s salary current salary cap is $14.5 million. JJ Watt’s  net worth according to The Richest, his net worth was $25 million in 2015.

JJ Watt  House

The NFL player JJ Watt likes simple things, he owns his log cabin home in the middle of nowhere, Wisconsin. This $800K mansion features 35 acres of private land and a gigantic garage.

Image: JJ Watt' Heavenly Houston Mansion

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In September 2016, he sold his Houston – area House that valued $465K. That property featured 4169-square-foot; two-story home has four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms. Watt bought that mansion for $400K in 2011.

JJ Watt’s Lavish Lifestyle, How He Spends His Millions

JJ Watt, one of the richest defenders of NFL, has a luxurious lifestyle. He has a lavish car, Lexus LS 460 L, which he bought in 2011.

Image: JJ Watt's Lavish Car

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Houston Texans defender JJ Watt is also a top endorser outside the quarterbacks’ club $7 million. His sponsorship profile has skyrocketed since he was named the NFL's Defensive Player of the year in 2012.

Images: JJ Watt endorsing several brands

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He endorses several companies including American Family Insurance, NRG Energy, Verizon Wireless Reebok, and Gatorade. Watt also spends a hefty amount in traveling, he frequently travels with his friends and family.

JJ Watt, The philanthropic NFL Player

The hardworking and dedicated NFL Player, JJ Watt, is active in several charity events. He has also founded the JJ Watt Foundation.

Image: JJ Watt with little children

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The charity benefits numerous causes like providing education to the middle- aged schoolchildren, involving them in sports, and so on. The main purpose of the foundation is to make best athletes from the ground of the marginalized community.

JJ Watt Awards and Honor

During his NFL journey from 2011 to 2016, he has garnered several prestigious awards and achievements in the NFL. He was awarded as the NFL defender of the year in 2012. Here is the list of his awards and honors:

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pro Bowl Pro Bowl Pro Bowl Pro Bowl -
All Pro All Pro All Pro All Pro -
NFL Defensive Player of the year - NFL Defensive Player of the year NFL Defensive Player of the year -
PFWA Defensive Player of the Year - PFWA Defensive Player of the Year PFWA Defensive Player of the Yea -
 SN NFL Defensive Player of the Year -  SN NFL Defensive Player of the Year  SN NFL Defensive Player of the Year -
 PFF Defensive Player of the Year PFF Defensive Player of the Year  PFF Defensive Player of the Year  - -
 PFF Best Player of the Year   PFF Best Player of the Year   PFF Best Player of the Year  - -
AFC Defensive Player of the Year - AFC Defensive Player of the Year AFC Defensive Player of the Year -
 NFL sacks leader  - - NFL sacks leader

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- - AP NFL MVP - -
  - Bert Bell Award - -
- - Pro Bowl Defensive MVP - -
-  Ranked #5 in the Top 100 - - -
- - Ranked #12 in the Top 100 Players of 2014 - -
- - - - Ranked #3 in the Top 100 Players of 2016

We’ll let you know more about the changes in his net worth in coming years!

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