J.J. Watt Reportedly Offered Contract Worth $15-$16 Million Per Year
Former Texan and current free agent J.J. Watt has received contract offers from multiple teams.
JJ Watt has received several offers from teams. The best offer he has received right now is between 15-16 million per year, per sources.
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) February 25, 2021
Watt was released from the Houston Texans on February 12. Watt wanted to be released, as he told fans via a video on Twitter that the two sides “mutually agreed to part ways.”
Houston, I wanted you to hear this directly from me… pic.twitter.com/YqT3P6Lb6l
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) February 12, 2021
Sources told ESPN’s Dianna Russini that “the most lucrative offer Watt currently has on the table is believed to be worth between $15 million and $16 million per year.”
Multiple reports have said the Cleveland Browns are interested in signing the 31-year-old, but it’s unknown if Cleveland has submitted an offer to Watt.
On Wednesday, veteran NFL reporter John Clayton told 97.3 The Fan Pittsburgh that the Titans, Packers and the Bills are the frontrunners to land the current free agent. He added that there’s an “outside chance at the Raiders.”
However, he later clarified via Twitter that Tennessee, Green Bay, and Buffalo are the three leading teams, but Watt still hasn’t narrowed it down any further. Clayton also said the Browns and Oakland are still in the mix for Watt.
People are misinterpreting what I said on radio today. I said Tennessee, Green Bay and Buffalo were the leading teams for J.J. Watt but not the final three. Watt hasn’t narrowed his list. The Cleveland Browns are still in. So are the Raiders. He has a dozen teams after him.
— John Clayton (@JohnClaytonNFL) February 24, 2021
Watt, who turns 32 next month, totaled five sacks and 36 solo tackles during the 2020 season. The Texans went 4-12 on the year and missed the playoffs.