Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson has earned every cent of new contract

Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) /

The Houston Texans should be very proud to have Deshaun Watson as their long-term starting quarterback.

It is very safe to call Deshaun Watson “The Franchise” of the Houston Texans with the announcement of his new four-year contract extension, which keeps the QB1 with the Texans through the 2025 NFL season.

Deshaun Watson is entering his fourth season with the Texans, and with his new deal that is said to be worth $160 million for four years ($92 million guaranteed) as first reported by John McClain of the Houston Chronicle and Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston, the Houston Texans are very well set at quarterback for the foreseeable future.

The Texans have done some work this offseason in keeping players they know they’ll need to be successful in 2020 and beyond with Laremy Tunsil being locked up at left tackle for three seasons. Houston had a plan for the two impact players on their offense, and they succeeded in what they’ve wanted to accomplish.

As for Deshaun Watson, his $39 million per season contract extension put him in the same category as fellow 2017 NFL Draft first-round draftee Patrick Mahomes, who also won the Super Bowl last year with the Kansas City Chiefs. With a new contract in hand, and some new players on offense, it will be very interesting to see how Watson plays with all the changes and contract negotiations behind him for the time being.

Houston Texans News: Deshaun Watson speaks about new contract extension

Deshaun Watson also commented on his new contract extension, with the following message to fans and the Houston Texans on Twitter:


This contract for Deshaun Watson is not only well-deserved, but it was much-needed because there is no way the Houston Texans could let their franchise quarterback get away from their franchise. The Texans made their best move of the offseason by giving Watson the contract extension, and now it is time for Watson and the Texans to take another couple steps in their progression as a team from here on out.

Watson and the Texans don’t have an easy road in front on them this 2020 season, but the front office of the Texans have stepped up by finally opening up their bank account to some of their best players. Now it is time for the success of the Houston Texans to not only continue, but be even greater.

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The Houston Texans have one of the very best quarterbacks in all of the NFL on their offense, and if this team can be a well-rounded offense — plus have the success they believe can be had on defense — Watson’s already outstanding play his first three seasons will be just the start of something very special in Houston.