J.J. WATT wants a new contract from the Houston Texans.
J.J. Watt is undeniably the best defensive lineman in the NFL today. If you think otherwise, you’re talking a whole lot of crazy. Clowney, the Texans newest first round pick might get there given his extremely dominant physicality and athleticism but not just yet.
According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Watt has said he has outplayed his current contract and it’s hard to disagree.
He’s started every game as rookie in 2011, had 20.5 (YES, 20.5!) sacks as well as 16 pass deflections and 4 forced fumbles in 2012 on the way to the Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year award.
There was a slight drop in numbers in 2013 but still amounted to 10.5 sacks, 7 pass deflections and another 4 forced fumbles. However, even though his play dipped in 2013 he still had nearly 3x the amount of production than any other defensive end that year.
Watt makes a base salary of $1.9m dollars this year and just under $7m next year under his current contract and with Clowney opposite him, they make a fearsome duo for any NFL team to face in the coming years. Clowney offers a bit of a safety net should talks about a new contract not go well although I reckon that isn’t the ideal situation for the Texans.
Watt wants to remain in Houston. LOCK HIM UP. How much do you reckon he gets guaranteed?