What is Deshaun Watson's net worth? Houston Texans QB renovated Georgia childhood home for mum
Deshaun Watson's childhood home was donated to his family by Falcons star Warrick Dunn in 2006
NFL season is just around the corner and Deshaun Watson is getting ready for all the action this season. Last week, the embattled Houston Texans quarterback showed up for practice after not participating in team workouts for almost a week, news outlets revealed on Tuesday, August 10.
Watson's future is uncertain after he requested a trade in January and then was sued by 22 women in March, saying that he sexually assaulted or harassed them. The allegations are being investigated by Houston police and the NFL, but no charges have been filed. During practice, Watson was spotted speaking with Nick Caserio, tossing footballs, autographing them, and tossing them to supporters.
Beyond the pitch, NBA stars are often known to live lavish lives. In the past, MEAWW has covered the fortunes and assets of athletes like New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill, and Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill in the past. We've also spoken about non-quarterbacks like DeAndre Hopkins and others. Here's what we know about Watson's net worth.
What is Deshaun Watson's net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Deshaun Watson's net worth is $24 million. The website adds that the Texans quarterback's salary is a whopping $35 million, while Sportsnaut pins this amount at $39 million. Wealthy Gorilla says that as of 2021, the two-time Dave O’Brien Award winner and two-time Manning Award winner's net worth is "roughly $4 million".
Watson inked a four-year, $13.84 million contract in 2017 that included a $8.21 million signing bonus. He agreed to a four-year, $156 million agreement in September 2020, which included a $27 million signing bonus and comes out to $39 million per year on average. Last year, he inked a four-year, $156 million extension.
The New England Patriots, according to rumors, are interested in dealing for Watson, who does not want to play for the Texans. Tyrod Taylor has also agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $12.5 million with the organization.
The Houston Texans star quarterback has done some philanthropic work. In 2017, Watson donated his first NFL game check to three cafeteria employees affected by Hurricane Harvey who work at the Houston Texans' NRG Stadium, according to SB Nation. The total amount donated was around $27,000. "If you can, you must," he said.
Watson, on the other hand, understands the power of paying it forward. Former Buccaneers and Falcons star Warrick Dunn assisted Habitat for Humanity in providing a new home for him and his family ten years ago. In 2006, when Watson was 11, Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn donated the Gainesville, Georgia home to his family. It was donated through Dunn's charity Homes for the Holidays, which partnered with Habitat for Humanity.
"I felt grown having my own room," Watson said, according to Bleacher Report. "Just having my own bed, not really being squished, not really worrying about someone sneaking up on me, it was a great moment, a special moment."
In 2006, Warrick Dunn presented Deshaun Watson's (boy in black sweatshirt) family with a Habitat for Humanity home (H/T @DavidHaleESPN) pic.twitter.com/PaFcraWs6G— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 10, 2017
“I grew up with pretty much nothing — in the hood, the ghetto — whatever you want to call it,” the Houston Texans quarterback said to People. “We barely had lights, but my mom always made sure we had food on the table and somewhere to sleep.” He added: “Receiving this house (from Dunn) gave my family and I hope. It gave us a chance to better ourselves and our future.”
In January 2019, Watson renovated his childhood house as a surprise gift for his mother. The sportsman paired up with Infinite Home, a design-build firm he found on Houzz, to renovate his childhood home's kitchen, living room, and dining room. “This is really the smallest thing I can do for her because she deserves even more,” Watson said. “I am a momma’s boy so she gets whatever she wants.”