Pittsburgh Steelers T.J Watt Signs Record Setting Contract

T.J Watt just got paid. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Watt have agreed to a massive deal that sees the star pass-rusher become the highest-paid defender in the NFL, signing a four-year deal for $112 million.

 NFL Network's Ian Rapoport was the first to report the news. The deal includes $80 million in guaranteed money and now his brother J.J won't have to pick up the tab so much. As for the younger Watt brother, his $28 million average salary tops Joey Bosa of the Los Angeles Chargers in the history books.

As per ESPN's Adam Schefter:

Watt was a full participant at practice for the first time Wednesday after he skipped team drills during camp while seeking a long-term extension. Watt's agents believed he could get more money on the new pact, but Watt overruled them by walking into the office of Steelers president Art Rooney II on Thursday to say he accepted the proposed contract

Look for the 26-year-old and his Steelers teammates to have a huge season in Pittsburgh as they kick off their season on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.

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