According to Anderson, Watson is not in a hurry to get a deal done. While there are a number of factors like league economics, Anderson says there’s optimism in the long-term financial stability of the NFL and where Watson fits into that picture.
Attention now turns to Watson, who is next in line for a massive contract extension after the Chiefs locked up QB Patrick Mahomes to a record 10-year extension worth up to $503 million on Monday. Mahomes’ deal includes $477 million in rolling guarantees over the next 12 years agreement.
Watson, 24, was taken in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft by the Texans. He signed a four-year, $13.854 million with the Texans and will make a base salary of $1.17 million for the 2020 season.
Houston picked up Watson’s fifth-year option a few weeks ago worth around $17.3 million for the 2021 season.
In 2019, Watson appeared in 15 games for the Texans and completed 67.3 percent of his passes for 3,852 yards with 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He also rushed for 413 yards and seven touchdowns.
We’ll have more regarding the Texans and Watson as the news is available.