J.J. Watt Celebrates Record $100 Million Contract by Hitting the Gym…at 4 A.M.

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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has been the biggest defensive force in the NFL since he was drafted 11th overall in 2011. Over the last two years he has 31 sacks and 23 passes defended while earning first team All-Pro honors. No single player has caused more headaches for offensive coordinators (sorry, Richard Sherman). And the crazy thing is, under his rookie contract, he’s been an absolute bargain. In 2014 he’ll make just $1.9 million.

That won’t be the case for much longer, though. Yesterday the Texans and Watt announced they’d come to terms on a six-year, $100 million dollar contract extension. It’s the biggest contract ever given to a defensive player, and it comes with a whopping $51.8 million in guaranteed money.

Of course, even if you just look at the raw numbers, that seems like a pretty reasonable deal. Watt looks like a generational talent destined for the Hall of Fame. But the Texans know their money isn’t just buying statistics. It’s securing the services of one of the most intense competitors in the NFL. A guy so dedicated to winning that he puts his entire personal life on hold. A guy so intent on being the best that he celebrates a $100 million windfall not by going to a club and making it rain, but by getting to the gym at 4 a.m. and pumping iron.

So will the Texans have buyers remorse? I doubt it.

Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report]

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