Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt agreed to a six-year, $100 million contract extension Monday, according to the Houston Chronicle.
The deal includes $51.8 million guaranteed, the most in NFL history for a defensive player. The new contract will pay Watt $16.6 million annually, also a record for a defensive player. The previous record belonged to defensive end Mario Williams, who signed a six-year, $96 million contract with the Buffalo Bills that included $50 million guaranteed.
The 11th-overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the 25-year-old Watt had two years left on his original contract that was to pay him $1.9 million this year and $6.9 million in 2015.
The two sides had been negotiating a new deal for weeks, and Watt went public with his desire for an extension in training camp.
Watt was named All-Pro each of the last two seasons and was the 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He is expected to sign the new deal on Tuesday with a press conference to follow.