JJ Watt gets an extra pay day with great defensive performance in Week 15 against Denver
JJ Watt earned himself a big bonus in Week 15 as the Arizona Cardinals went on the road to take on the Denver Broncos. In the first half against the Broncos, Watt accounted for 3 sacks on quarterback Brett Rypien, who is playing in place of the injured Russell Wilson.
3rd sack of the half for @JJWatt 😱
— NFL (@NFL) December 18, 2022
After accounting for his third sack of the day, Watt’s total for the season goes to 9 sacks, which earns an extra $900,000 in incentives.
And with his 3rd sack of the day, JJ Watt just surpassed 9.0 sacks for the season, earning him another $200K.
He's made nearly $1M in the first half today. https://t.co/5Zw7OzIOaJ
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 18, 2022
Watt entered Week 15 accounting for 17 total tackles, 6.5 sacks, a fumble recovery, and 5 pass breakups. This has been the healthiest Watt has been since 2020 when he played in all 16 games.
Watt played in all 16 games in each of his first 5 seasons in the league. Since 2016, he has only played more than 8 games in a season 3 times.
Through two and a half quarters against the Broncos, Watt has accounted for 5 total tackles, 4 solo tackles, 3 sacks, 3 tackles for loss, 3 quarterback hits, and a pass breakup.