The Houston Texans and defensive end J.J. Watt worked to restructure his contract and free up cap space for the team. Houston was able to free up $8 million by working with the star defensive end.
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By converting a $10 million roster bonus into a signing bonus the team is able to spread the money out over the life of the contract.
The positive here is that it gives the team some space now to continue to make moves. The bad thing is it will make Watt’s cap hit that much larger for the remainder of his career.
While ESPN called Watt the “gift that keeps on giving” he really hasn’t taken any less money, but rather just has it coming to him in a different way. This is a very common thing with players who have contracts as large as Watt.
Watt has been a beast since entering the league, and won the defensive player of the year award for his 78 tackles, 20.5 sacks and ten pass knock downs.