There is one landing spot that comes to mind when I think of the Texans trading away J.J Watt.
The Houston Texans organization is a dumpster fire, and there’s no other way to put it. Their biggest star and face of the franchise, Deshaun Watson, wants out. Is this going to happen? Houston says they do not want to part ways with their franchise QB, but a hold out might force them to figure something out eventually.
But, Watson is not only the biggest star on the Texans that could be on the move. Star defensive end J.J. Watt has hinted that he may want to play for a new team this year, but which is the question.
My answer: the Buffalo Bills.
It’s simple. This team is ready to win now. This team is ready to win in the future. Watt has not been to a conference championship game (neither have the Texans in franchise history) and deserves to at least compete for a Super Bowl.
Similar To Matthew Stafford Trade?
I compare this to the Matt Stafford situation. Stafford was stuck in Detroit and could never get to a divisional game. Watt is in a very similar situation with the Texans right now. Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock for the past year, the Texans are in a complete rebuild.
It’s the same scenario in Buffalo. The offense has weapons like Josh Allen, Cole Beasley, and of course, Stefon Diggs. Watt would not be on the offensive side of the ball though. But, he would be joining an already solid defense. Buffalo adding another piece like Watt to work with would only make the AFC East easier for them to win and put the rest of the AFC on its heels.
Benefit For Both
Like I mentioned earlier, Houston is in rebuild mode. But, the Texans do not have a 1st or 2nd round draft selection this year. High draft picks are crucial for a rebuilding team, so with none, this team is only going to get worse.
By trading away J.J. Watt, the Texans can ask for draft picks and prepare to build their defense around a new, young star if they choose to draft a defensive player(s) with their high picks.
And yes, for reference, Buffalo does have a 1st and 2nd rd draft pick this year. Only more reason as to why this makes it an even better fit.
Buffalo is the right landing spot for J.J. Watt, without a doubt. Some might say other teams like the Seahawks or the Patriots, but I firmly believe Buffalo is the perfect destination. The move would add to the almost complete puzzle for the Bills, and it could push them to a Super Bowl title.
Watt would fit perfectly into that defense and line up great with 2nd year pro AJ Epenesa and Mario Addison. Watt is still a crafty veteran who still has some solid football left in him, so a deal like this would change how the AFC plays out in 2021.