TJ Watt and the Steelers have agreed to terms on a four-year, $112 million extension that makes the all-pro outside linebacker the high-paid defensive player in the NFL. $80 MILLION GUARANTEED.
The two sides signed on the dotted line just 24 hours after Ben Roethlisberger told the team to pay up. Guess Watt owes his QB a hug, huh? Maybe a new watch.
It’s a four-year, $112 million deal, per source. https://t.co/p2YaLXXARI
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 9, 2021
Pittsburgh has now locked up the face of their defense until 2025 and places all focus back on winning the AFC north. With the recent injury bug biting the Ravens in division — all the chips are stacking up for Pittsburgh to make a run.
A look at #Steelers linebacker TJ Watt back in full pads at practice today even though his contract situation remains unresolved. Watt's teammates, including Big Ben are speaking out about the contract stalemate. @RichieWalsh has the latest tonight on @KDKA #Sports pic.twitter.com/P8VyB8UAWl
— Ian Smith (@ismithKDKA) September 8, 2021