Deshaun Watson got paid.
The Houston Texans agreed on a four-year, $160 million contract extension with Watson, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
The total value of the contract is $177.54 million with roughly $111 million in guarantees, making the deal the second largest contract in NFL history behind Patrick Mahomes’ 12-year deal with the Chiefs. Watson will make $39 million per year on average, over the next four years, making him the highest paid player in the NFL during that period.
Watson released this statement via his Twitter account:
The Houston Texans traded up to the NO. 12 pick in the 2017 Draft to select Watson and despite only playing three seasons, Watson ranks second in the franchise history in touchdown passes with 71. Watson’s 9,716 passing yards ranks him third in Texans history behind Matt Schuab and David Carr.