Quarterback Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans have agreed to a four-year contract extension price greater than $175 million US, ESPN reported Saturday.

The full deal is valued at $177.54 million and consists of $111 million in assured cash, ESPN mentioned. Watson, who turns 25 later this month, will obtain a signing bonus of $27 million, a number of shops reported.

The extension will preserve him with the Texans by means of 2025.

Watson will obtain the signing bonus, in installments, by the tip of the calendar yr and play out his rookie contract the following two seasons, incomes $1.18 million in 2020 and $17.54 million subsequent season.

Whereas the Texans had not confirmed the signing as of Saturday afternoon, Watson did, posting an announcement to social media.

The Watson contract is the second largest in NFL historical past, when it comes to each complete and assured cash, to the 10-year contract extension signed earlier this low season by Kansas Metropolis Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, whose deal is price as much as $503 million.

Mahomes and Watson will battle Thursday evening when the Chiefs and Texans open the 2020 NFL season in Kansas Metropolis.

The Texans chosen Watson, a Clemson product, with the No. 12 general decide within the 2017 NFL Draft. In three seasons, he has appeared in 38 video games (37 begins) and been chosen to 2 Professional Bowls. He has accomplished 66.eight per cent of his passes for 9,716 yards with 71 touchdowns and 29 interceptions.

A dual-threat quarterback, Watson has carried the ball 217 occasions for 1,233 yards and 14 scores.

Mahomes (No. 10 general) and Watson had been two of the three quarterbacks chosen within the first spherical in 2017. The Chicago Bears took Mitchell Trubisky with the No. 2 general decide.

Trubisky apparently has fought off a problem from veteran Nick Foles and can begin Week 1 for the Bears. Nonetheless, he should show himself in 2020. The workforce declined his fifth-year choice.


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