What’s with the watt?
JJ Watt was granted his release from Houston earlier this month, leading many teams – many, indeed – to inquire about the talents of the veteran defensive end. The field seems to be slowing down.
Watt, 31, should still leave some good football in his shoulder pads, especially if the 2020 season was any indicator: Watt had just five sacks in 16 games, but those 16 games are important, given that Watt has Have dealt with health issues for the better part of five seasons, playing full seasons twice since 2015.
Should Watt remain healthy, there is a good chance that the experienced defensive end will make for a big play – and help a competitive team’s defense reach the next level.
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Here’s the latest on JJ Watt:
Where will JJ Watt sign?
There are still more than a dozen teams on the NFL per capita John Clayton, Watt, but three teams lead this way: Bills, Packers and Titans. Watts and Raiders are still described as “in” on Watt, and haven’t even trimmed their destination.
People are misinterpreting what I am saying on the radio today. I said Tennessee, Green Bay and Buffalo were the main teams for JN Watt but not the final three. Watt has not narrowed its list. The Cleveland Browns are still inside. They are followed by a dozen teams.
– John Clayton (@JohnClaytonNFL) 24 February, 2021
The fits make sense: Bills are struggling and looking for a better pass-rush. The Titans’ experiment with Jadevon Clowns went in vain. The Packers, Watt’s home-state team (and favorite team growing up), may also be in the mix to help the defensive line, creating another intriguing landing spot.
Diana Rasini of ESPN says Watt may be in for a big payout, with an offer in the range of $ 15 million to $ 16,000.
JJ Watt has received several offers from teams. The best offer they have just received is between 15–16 million per source per year.
– Diana Rasini (@diannaESPN) 25 February, 2021
The 31-year-old Watt spent 10 seasons with the Texas in 10 games, with 101 sacks in 128 games. He has spent the last five years on the shelf with back and peak injuries.