The Houston Texans and defensive end J.J. Watt have agreed to a six-year contract extension worth $100 million, reports ESPN.com.
The new deal keeps the 25-year-old in Houston through the 2021 season, and will pay him a guaranteed $51.8 million, the most for a defensive player in NFL history. It’s $16.6 million annual value is also the highest for a defensive player.
Watt was the 11th selection of the 2011 NFL Draft, and was crowned the 2012 defensive player of the year. In his first three seasons, he’s racked up 36.5 sacks.
A news conference is set for Tuesday (Sept. 2) for 6 p.m. ET.