Word spread quickly Saturday morning after the Houston Texans agreed to a four-year, $160 million contract extension with quarterback Deshaun Watson — and some of the biggest names in the NFL sounded off about it on social media.
The total value of the deal is $177.54 million with nearly $111 million in guarantees, trailing only quarterback Patrick Mahomes‘ 12-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs as the largest in NFL history.
Here’s a roundup of some of the most interesting responses:
More Glory! 🙏🏾 HOUSTON!!!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/u2D2o1ttIQ
— Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) September 5, 2020
We’re lucky to have this one in Houston.
A very well-deserved payday my friend!
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) September 5, 2020
Congrats Bro!!! Much deserved! @DeshaunWatson 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) September 5, 2020
— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) September 5, 2020
— Kenny Stills (@KSTiLLS) September 5, 2020
— Lonnie Johnson jr. (@Lonnie30johnson) September 5, 2020
— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) September 5, 2020
Congrats Brudda @deshaunwatson we been going at it since college days. Happy to see you get what you deserved! Earned Not Given! Respect ✊🏿💯
— Ronnie Harrison II (@Rharr_15) September 5, 2020
— Tytus Howard (@levelstothis_2) September 5, 2020
Shoutout to the Texans for taking care of my man @deshaunwatson!
— Vernon Maxwell (@VernonMaxwell11) September 5, 2020
— Budda Baker (@buddabaker32) September 5, 2020