Deshaun Watson Contract

American quarterback Derrick Deshaun Watson was born in Gainesville, Georgia on September 14, 1995. He was among the top players at Clemson University and was drafted in the 12th pick of the first round during the 2017 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans.

Watson has set multiple records in just a short time, becoming the first player in NFL history to pass for 400+ yards, throw 4+ TD passes, and rush for 50+ yards in a single game. (Week 8, 2017), first player in NFL history with multiple 5 passing touchdown games within his first 2 seasons, the first player in NFL history to have 4,000+ passing yards, 25+ passing touchdowns, 500+ rushing yards, and 5 rushing touchdowns in a single season, Fastest player in NFL history to have 6,500+ passing yards and 500+ rushing yards (26 games), Fastest player in NFL history to have 50 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns (27 games).

DeShaun Watson spent 5 seasons with the Houston Texans and got traded to the Cleveland Browns in March, 2022. He signed the contract with the most amount of guaranteed money in the history of the NFL when signing with the Browns. The five-year contract is worth $230 million which is fully guaranteed.

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Deshaun Watson Contract

YearContract TermsSigning BonusAverage SalaryGTD at SignTotal GTD
2022-20265 yr(s) / $230,000,000$44,965,000$46,000,000$230,000,000$230,000,000

Deshaun Watson Contract Breakdown

YearBase SalarySigning BonusCap HitDead CapYearly Cash

What are the terms of Deshaun Watson’s contract?

Deshaun Watson signed a 5 year, $230,000,000 contract with the Cleveland Browns, which included a $44,965,000 signing bonus. The whole value of the contract worth $230,000,000 is guaranteed to Watson. He will earn an average annual salary of $46,000,000. In 2022, Watson will earn a base salary of $1,035,000, while carrying a cap hit of $$10,028,000 and a dead cap value of $230,000,000. The contract is fully guaranteed to Watson even in the event of a suspension.

Deshaun Watson Contract History

YearContractSigning BonusAverage SalaryGTD at SignTotal GTD
2017 - 20204 yr(s) / $13,854,281$8,215,841$3,463,570$13,854,281$13,854,281
2020 - 20264 yr(s) / $156,000,000$27,000,000$39,000,000$73,717,123$110,717,123

What was Deshaun Watson’s highest contract?

Watson’s previous 4-year extension with the Texans worth $156 million was the highest contract the quarterback had signed since being drafted.

However, his current 5-year contract with the Browns worth $230 million is the highest valued contract ever signed by DeShaun Watson. It is also the largest contract ever in the history of the NFL. This contract makes him the second-highest-paid quarterback in the NFL, after Patrick Mahomes. He is set to earn over $110 million guaranteed salary.

How long is Deshaun Watson’s contract?

Watson is bound to the Cleveland Browns for a period of 5 years as per the $230 million contract he signed in March, 2022.

What is Deshaun Watson’s salary?

Deshaun Watson is set to earn an annual average salary of $46 million as per the terms of the 5-year contract he signed with the Browns.

What is Deshaun Watson’s Net Worth?

Deshaun Watson has a net worth of approximately $50 million.

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