Texans sign DeShaun Watson to $160 million deal

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Houston Texans have re-signed star quarterback DeShaun Watson on Saturday. He has signed a four-year extension with the team.

He’ll have a potential to receive $160 million over the lifetime of the deal. He is now signed through the end of the 2025 season.

Houston Texans quarterback DeShaun Watson points during the Wild Card Round against the Buffalo Bills
DeShaun Watson points during the Wild Card Round against the Buffalo Bills (Getty Images)

Watson will make $111 million in guaranteed money. He took a shorter contract to potentially make more money down the road.

He is the second quarterback to sign a massive contract this summer. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II signed the largest contract in sports that can be worth over $500 million in July.

Right now, by taking the short-term deal, he could potentially reach the free agent market once again at age-30. He’s giving himself another chance to cash in as long as he continues to play at a high level in the league.

The 24-year-old Gainesville, Georgia native was the 12th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. He has been been with the Texans for the last three seasons.

In 2019, he made 15 appearances, including 15 starts. He guided the team to a 10-5 regular season.

He went 333 of 495 for 3,852 yards, while throwing 26 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions.

Watson also had 82 carries for 413 yards and additional seven touchdowns. He also had one receptions for six yards and a touchdown.

In his three-year career, Watson has appeared in 38 games, including 37 starts. He has gone 24-13 in those 37 starts.

He has gone 804 for 1,204 for 9,716 yards. Watson has thrown 71 touchdown passes and had 29 interceptions.

In addition, he has 217 carries for 1,233 yards and an additional 14 touchdowns. He also has one reception for six yards and a touchdown.

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