The Texans can now check off the final item on their offseason to-do list: tying quarterback Deshaun Watson to Houston for the next half decade. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Watson has signed a massive four-year extension with Houston. On the other hand, per Schefter, Watson's newly signed contract with the Texans is going to be worth up to a total of $177 million.More news: Authentic wins 146th running of the Kentucky Derby
KC's Patrick Mahomes signed a $503 million extension on a 10-year deal recently.
The Watson contract is the second largest in National Football League history, in terms of both total and guaranteed money, to the 10-year contract extension signed earlier this off-season by Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, whose deal is worth up to $503 million. More importantly, the new deal keeps him in Houston through his age 30 season. At the same time, it proves that Watson is committed to being the franchise quarterback of the Texans.More news: Kudlow: Trump Administration to Unveil Aid for Airlines in Matter of Weeks
Houston traded up to select Watson with the 12th overall pick in the 2017 draft.
After a torn ACL put a devastating halt to a rookie-of-the-year-type campaign in his first season, Watson has thrown 26 touchdowns in each of his last two seasons and led the Texans to the playoffs in both 2018 and 2019. He has appeared in 38 games with 37 starts in his first three seasons with the Texans, providing stability at quarterback after years of problems at the position. He has completed 66.8 percent of his passes for 9,716 yards with 71 touchdowns and 29 interceptions.More news: Afghan officials primed for talks with Taliban after deal on prisoners