J.J. Watt, Houston Texans agree to 6-year contract


Aug 9, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain reported on the Ultimate Texans blog, that Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has agreed to a $100 million deal for the next six seasons.

In the article by McClain it states:

"“When Texans defensive end J.J. Watt signs his six-year, $100 million contract extension that includes $51.876 million guaranteed, he will become the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history.”"

If any player in the NFL is deserving of what he’s being paid for it is Watt, because without him the Texans defense doesn’t amount to much. He is entering his fourth season, and the prime of his NFL career.

I say that and he’s already won the Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year award in ’12, his season season in the NFL.I believe the best is yet to come from Watt.

In ’13 Watt had 80 combined tackles (65 solo) with 10.5 sacks and four forced fumbles. In his Defensive POY season on ’12 Watt totaled 81 combined tackles (69 solo) with 20.5 sacks and four forced fumbles.

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For his three-years in the NFL, Watt has 217 combined tackles (182 solo) with 36.5 sacks, and eight forced fumbles.

What are your thoughts on the new contract for Watt and do you think the Texans made the right move in signing Watt for the next six seasons?

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