Nov 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) reacts after making a sack during the fourth quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans And J.J. Watt Agree On 6-Year Extension

The Houston Texans have signed J.J. Watt to a 6-year extension, according to John McClain (Houston Chronicle).

This extension makes J.J. Watt the highest paid defensive player in NFL history, surpassing the contract given to ex-Texan Mario Williams (6-yr, $96 million).

The Texans try not to have contract negotiations during the season, and Tuesday is the Texans official start to the NFL season, with Labor Day being a holiday. GM Rick Smith and agent Tom Condon worked late into the night to reach a deal.

Watt was owed just $1.9 million this season with an option of $6.9 million in 2015, and the Texans could have used the franchise tag on him the following season if they so desired. His new extension will keep him in a Texans uniform until after the 2021 season.

The 2011 11th overall pick made some noise about his contract earlier this preseason and has now been rewarded. The Texans usually don’t extend players with more than one year left on the their contract but they made an exception for their new face of the franchise.

If there’s one player in the world that won’t stop working 110 percent to get better everyday EVEN with a new contract, it is J.J. Watt.

We’ll have more analysis on the J.J. Watt contract later in the week.

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