TJ Watt becomes NFL’s highest-paid defensive player
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman TJ Watt has initialed a new four-year deal worth more than $ 112 million.
That’s what the NFL Network learned Thursday. The 26-year-old is said to have obtained $ 80 million in guaranteed money. His annual salary of over $ 28 million makes him the highest paid defense player in the NFL.
Watt had played a full first training session with his teammates on Wednesday. Previously, he was content to do individual exercises. It was a means of pressure to obtain a new contract, he who was to play the last year of his contract as a rookie player in 2021.
In four seasons on the Goodell Tour, Watt received two invitations to the Pro Bowl game and was selected as many times on the league’s first all-star team.
The brother of Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman JJ Watt has recorded 230 tackles, 49.5 quarterback sacks and four interceptions in 62 career NFL games.
The Steelers kick off their 2021 campaign on Sunday, when they visit the Bills in Buffalo.