Texans agree to four-year extension with Deshaun Watson

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While everyone is making cuts, the Texans have just done the biggest business of the day.

According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans have agreed to a four-year contract extension with quarterback Deshaun Watson.

The deal reportedly averages $39 million a year, with a $27 million signing bonus.

That’s a huge piece of business for the Texans for a number of reasons, but it provides stability in the offseason after they traded away wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

32 responses to “Texans agree to four-year extension with Deshaun Watson

  1. Lamar Jackson will get 50mil a season then. This is just nuts. Teams are getting penalized for having a good QB, it absolutely destroys the salary cap.

  2. The Texans have signed decent players to contracts usually reserved for great players. They are locking in as a 10 win, one and done type team. I’m honestly very happy for Watson. He’s been a good guy for as long as I’ve been watching, and a guy that’s easy to root for. It’s just that when it comes to football, the tape doesn’t lie.

  3. The destruction of that franchise by Bill O’Brien continues. Watson is a solid QB but this guy is utterly clueless as a GM and head coach for that matter.

  4. Well us Cowboys fans are screwed because all what this means is that Dak will demand more than $40 million annually and a contract more lucrative than Watson’s especially if he go deep into the playoffs

  5. chrisdmv says:
    September 5, 2020 at 11:28 am
    Well us Cowboys fans are screwed because all what this means is that Dak will demand more than $40 million annually and a contract more lucrative than Watson’s especially if he go deep into the playoffs.

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    Yup they should have locked Dak into a contract long before the tag….

  6. Watson is a very good QB, but unless the Texans do more to protect him, he will be severely injured within a year or two.

  7. Leman Russ says:
    September 5, 2020 at 10:49 am
    Lamar Jackson will get 50mil a season then. This is just nuts. Teams are getting penalized for having a good QB, it absolutely destroys the salary cap.

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    Flacco and Cousins, Ozzie and Spielman

    Each spiked the market about 5 years apart.

    The other option is to pay as early as possible once you know you have a qb, or deal the qb off for multiple 1st rders.

    I find it hilarious that fans get excited when their teams overpay. It’s like this false sense of security.

  8. Being Jags fan I hate when rivals lock their star QB. Make no mistake, he is worth every penny and I am super happy for him. Just don’t be surprised at the end of the year, when his numbers won’t be as good as projected. He lost DeAndre Hopkins, the whole team will suffer because of it.

  9. I don’t mind the sentiment that it’s harder to construct a team if the QB is absorbing a lot of resources. What confuses me is why the alternative is better. You can build a team easier with more cash, but you can also turn into the Jets, who had a ton of money and a young QB and ended up awful. Soon they will have to start the process over again, wasted years behind them and yet more in front of them as well.

    I think it comes down to skill in drafting, finding value in free agency, and being good with agents. You have a good GM, they will find a way to win, regardless of how much the QB makes. Bad GMS will ruin everything no matter what.

  10. Personally i think it will be a good thing if the salary cap goes down, these qb contracts are out of control and Could use a cap percentage reset. Spread the wealth.

  11. If Dak thinks this drives his vslue up to $40-million a year Jerry should consider tagging him next season and letting him go after that.

  12. Watson’s been a stud for the Texans, has taken them to the playoffs almost single handily. Bad O line, no running game since Arian Foster, playing hurt a lot. Not like that franchise has a pedigree of great quarterbacks….lot iof money for sure, but it’s what the market is paying these guys. Texans are way better off with Watson than they are without him….up to management to draft and build a better team around him. O’Brien At the GM helm is so far a disaster.

  13. A lot of money for a guy who depended on 1 receiver and his legs. Don’t really understand the hype around this guy.

  14. Eventually Jackson will ask for more than mahomes and we will be at $50 million per year by 2022.

  15. While he is a great quarterback, I am interested to see just how the team is going to handle such a huge contract and still assemble a good team around him.

  16. I bet Watson is chowing down on his 5th Popeyes chicken sandwich about now.

    You can’t replace your top offensive weapon by giving more money to another player. That dog don’t hunt. Good luck, bad move. The Cardinals and Kyle Murray thank you.

  17. “The price of Dak just shot up”. Uh, no. Watson can play, is an elite talent. Dak turns around and hands the ball to Zeke, overthrows open receivers, and wants Mahomes money. Not gonna happen, nor should it.

  18. This is getting insane. Just a year ago everyone was freaking out when Russ got 30 mil a year. Now the market for a franchise qb is 40 million. Going to be interesting to see how much of a pay cut these veterans will be facing the next couple of years.

  19. pmuraus says:
    September 5, 2020 at 12:06 pm
    Being Jags fan I hate when rivals lock their star QB. Make no mistake, he is worth every penny and I am super happy for him. Just don’t be surprised at the end of the year, when his numbers won’t be as good as projected. He lost DeAndre Hopkins, the whole team will suffer because of it.
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    How much do you think they will suffer with Will Fuller, Kenny Stills, Brandon Cooks and a RB that is great at receiving? Cooks missed a few games last season, but had 4 straight 1,000 yard seasons previous. Individually, no receiver on the roster will match Hopkins, but collectively they are talented enough to spread the ball around.

  20. @ touchback6….Spielman didnt set any market nor did he set it back 5 years…the jets offered more money then the vikings, over 90 million 6 to 8 million more then the vikings and the broncos offered almost the same dollar amount as the vikings. The market determined the going rate not spielman.

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