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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
2022$1,035,000$8,993,000$10,028,000$230,000,000$46,000,000($46,000,000)
2023$46,000,000$8,993,000$54,993,000$219,972,000$46,000,000($92,000,000)
2024$46,000,000$8,993,000$54,993,000$164,979,000$46,000,000($138,000,000)
2025$46,000,000$8,993,000$54,993,000$109,986,000$46,000,000($184,000,000)
2026$46,000,000$8,993,000$54,993,000$54,993,000$46,000,000($230,000,000)



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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Mike Florio reveals whether or not Deshaun Watson will play for Browns in preseason
Mike Florio reveals whether or not Deshaun Watson will play for Browns in preseason

Mike Florio reveals whether or not Deshaun Watson will play for Browns in preseason

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NFL could take Deshaun Watson to federal court to increase QB's suspension

NFL could take Deshaun Watson to federal court to increase QB's suspension

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Patrick Mahomes should demand a pay raise after seeing Deshaun Watson and Kyler Murray's contract extensions

Patrick Mahomes should demand a pay raise after seeing Deshaun Watson and Kyler Murray's contract extensions

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"Suspended 6 games for what? he’s innocent" - NFL fans react to new speculation regarding Deshaun Watson's suspension

"Suspended 6 games for what? he’s innocent" - NFL fans react to new speculation regarding Deshaun Watson's suspension

Deshaun Watson's accusers' attorney responds to reports of woman's son claiming mother changed tone after allegations came to light
Deshaun Watson's accusers' attorney responds to reports of woman's son claiming mother changed tone after allegations came to light

Deshaun Watson's accusers' attorney responds to reports of woman's son claiming mother changed tone after allegations came to light

"I don’t know if Deshaun Watson is ever going to play with the Cleveland Browns" - NFL analyst believes troubled QB will never suit up for new team
"I don’t know if Deshaun Watson is ever going to play with the Cleveland Browns" - NFL analyst believes troubled QB will never suit up for new team

"I don’t know if Deshaun Watson is ever going to play with the Cleveland Browns" - NFL analyst believes troubled QB will never suit up for new team

NFL insider reveals when Deshaun Watson's punishment will be announced 
NFL insider reveals when Deshaun Watson's punishment will be announced 

NFL insider reveals when Deshaun Watson's punishment will be announced 

"Roger Goodell wants to make the Browns regret trading for Deshaun Watson" - NFL insider predicts long suspension for controversial QB 
"Roger Goodell wants to make the Browns regret trading for Deshaun Watson" - NFL insider predicts long suspension for controversial QB 

"Roger Goodell wants to make the Browns regret trading for Deshaun Watson" - NFL insider predicts long suspension for controversial QB 

"Hard for me to see a scenario where Deshaun Watson isn't gone for the 2022 season" - Shannon Sharpe expects Browns QB to miss second consecutive year
"Hard for me to see a scenario where Deshaun Watson isn't gone for the 2022 season" - Shannon Sharpe expects Browns QB to miss second consecutive year

"Hard for me to see a scenario where Deshaun Watson isn't gone for the 2022 season" - Shannon Sharpe expects Browns QB to miss second consecutive year

"Why people defend sexual assault is weird to me" - NFL fans react as 26th civil lawsuit looms for Deshaun Watson
"Why people defend sexual assault is weird to me" - NFL fans react as 26th civil lawsuit looms for Deshaun Watson

"Why people defend sexual assault is weird to me" - NFL fans react as 26th civil lawsuit looms for Deshaun Watson

How did the Cleveland Browns fail to see the distraction Deshaun Watson would become?
How did the Cleveland Browns fail to see the distraction Deshaun Watson would become?

How did the Cleveland Browns fail to see the distraction Deshaun Watson would become?

“Who the hell do you think you are?” - Stephen A. Smith slams NFL over Deshaun Watson investigation
“Who the hell do you think you are?” - Stephen A. Smith slams NFL over Deshaun Watson investigation

“Who the hell do you think you are?” - Stephen A. Smith slams NFL over Deshaun Watson investigation

“Then there’s Jimmy Haslam” - Colin Cowherd expects Browns owner’s reputation to exacerbate punishment for Deshaun Watson
“Then there’s Jimmy Haslam” - Colin Cowherd expects Browns owner’s reputation to exacerbate punishment for Deshaun Watson

“Then there’s Jimmy Haslam” - Colin Cowherd expects Browns owner’s reputation to exacerbate punishment for Deshaun Watson

"Perhaps occasionally there was a happy ending” - Deshaun Watson's attorney makes polarizing claims amid reports of 23rd lawsuit against Browns QB
"Perhaps occasionally there was a happy ending” - Deshaun Watson's attorney makes polarizing claims amid reports of 23rd lawsuit against Browns QB

"Perhaps occasionally there was a happy ending” - Deshaun Watson's attorney makes polarizing claims amid reports of 23rd lawsuit against Browns QB

REPORT: Browns HC Kevin Stefanski speaks out on reports of latest civil lawsuit against Deshaun Watson
REPORT: Browns HC Kevin Stefanski speaks out on reports of latest civil lawsuit against Deshaun Watson

REPORT: Browns HC Kevin Stefanski speaks out on reports of latest civil lawsuit against Deshaun Watson

"This interview brings everything back into the public sphere again" - NFL analyst reacts to seeing HBO interview with Deshaun Watson accusers
"This interview brings everything back into the public sphere again" - NFL analyst reacts to seeing HBO interview with Deshaun Watson accusers

"This interview brings everything back into the public sphere again" - NFL analyst reacts to seeing HBO interview with Deshaun Watson accusers

"Keep him out the massage parlors" - NFL fans troll Deshaun Watson after Browns QB posts image with new teammates in Bahamas
"Keep him out the massage parlors" - NFL fans troll Deshaun Watson after Browns QB posts image with new teammates in Bahamas

"Keep him out the massage parlors" - NFL fans troll Deshaun Watson after Browns QB posts image with new teammates in Bahamas

“The biggest issue in the league” - NFL analyst ranks Deshaun Watson controversy over Colin Kaepernick
“The biggest issue in the league” - NFL analyst ranks Deshaun Watson controversy over Colin Kaepernick

“The biggest issue in the league” - NFL analyst ranks Deshaun Watson controversy over Colin Kaepernick

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