T.J. Watt Gets Capital-P Paid
The Pittsburgh Steelers have made their pass-rushing star the highest-paid defender in the NFL. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that T.J. Watt and the Steelers have agreed to a four-year extension worth over $112 million. The real news is in the guaranteed money: $80 million fully guaranteed. As Rapoport notes, the Steelers generally avoid those kind of massive guarantees, but if anyone deserves it, it's Watt—he led all defenders in defeats in 2019 and led all edge rushers in that same category in 2020, and he doesn't turn 27 until next month.
More on today's breaking news: The #Steelers are signing star TJ Watt to a 4-year, more than $112M extension that broke precedent including the kind of fully guaranteed money -- $80M!! -- they have never given out. pic.twitter.com/i6tZLspKZH
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 9, 2021