Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans

Texans sign QB Watson to 4-year, $160 million extension

NFL quarterback Deshaun Watson has agreed on a four-year, $160 million contract extension with the Houston Texans, U.S. media reported on Saturday.

The two-time Pro Bowler was among the highest-rated quarterbacks last season, leading the Texans to a 10-6 record, first in the AFC South. The team lost in the divisional round of the playoffs to the Kansas City Chiefs, who went on the win the Super Bowl in February.

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The deal will keep Watson in Houston through 2025, with $111 million guaranteed, making him the second-highest paid quarterback in league history behind Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes of the Chiefs, according to the NFL Network.

In July, the Chiefs signed Mahomes to a $450 million, 10-year extension, the biggest contract in NFL history.

The Texans did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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