Watt was slated to make a base salary of $17.5 million in 2020 before being released by the Texans, so it looks like he’s got a good chance of still earning most of that figure.
An offer this size obviously is more likely to come from a more financially-flexible team such as the Browns as opposed to the Packers. Going to a contender to try and win a Super Bowl is one of Watt’s top priorities, but money will still be a factor.
It’s worth mentioning that signing him to a contract won’t impact a team’s 2022 compensatory picks, given that he was released this offseason
Watt, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Texans back in 2011. He was in the final year of his eight-year, $108.88 million contract that includes $51.8 million guaranteed.
Watt was owed a non-guaranteed base salary of $17.5 million in 2021.
In 2020, Watt appeared in all 16 games for the Texans and recorded 52 tackles, five sacks, an interception, two forced fumbles, a recovery, a defensive touchdown, and seven passes defended.
We have him included in our Top 100 – 2021 Free Agents list.