Cardinals' J.J. Watt had great reaction to brother T.J. Watt's new contract with Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro pass rusher T.J. Watt became the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history in terms of average annual salary on Thursday, reportedly agreeing to a four-year extension worth more than $112 million.
J.J. Watt, the Arizona Cardinals defensive star and T.J.'s Watt older brother, noticed.
He joked about T.J. Watt's new deal on Twitter.
Watt posted: ".@_TJWatt should I send those outstanding IOU’s to your accountant or do you want to just Venmo me?"
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T.J. Watt will also get $80 million in guarantees, USA TODAY Sports reported.
Watt's new deal will pay him $28 million per season, ahead of the $27 million per season that the Los Angeles Chargers' Joey Bosa receives.
It's twice the amount a season what J.J. Watt currently earns with the #AZCardinals ($14 million).
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Earlier this week, Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said that T.J. Watt should be paid "whatever he wants."
“One of the reasons I took less money was for guys like him to get paid,” Roethlisberger said Wednesday.
“And he needs to get paid. He deserves every penny that he wants and asks for. T.J. Watt is that guy who should get whatever he wants.”
T.J. Watt should have plenty of money to pay off any potential debt now, including those "IOU's" to his older brother.
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