Terms were not disclosed, but a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter the deal is worth $31 million and includes $23 million guaranteed.
Before the Cardinals announced the agreement, Watt broke the news by sharing a photo on Twitter:
source: me. pic.twitter.com/1Y6okQBUy5
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) March 1, 2021
Watt later indicated he and his wife, Kealia, were traveling to Arizona on Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill’s plane. He tweeted two photos, one of himself posing with Bidwill and the other of himself and his wife sitting in Bidwill’s plane.
“I’m excited to get started,” Watt said on the tarmac after the plane landed. “Very excited to get started, get to work, get to know the people of Arizona.”
Four days later, Watt’s former Texans teammate and current Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins posted on Instagram a photo of himself and Watt edited to be in a Cardinals uniform with the caption: “Let’s finish what we started…”