Defensive end JJ Watt has signed with the Arizona Cardinals on a two-year $31 million deal. Watt started 16 games last year for the Houston Texans. Watt will be 32 years old in a few weeks on March 22nd.
JJ Watt is one of the greatest defensive players in the history of football. He is a five-time pro bowler, five-time all-pro, and has won AP Defensive Player of the year in 2012, 2014, and 2015. Watt is a champion on and off the field. In 2017, he won the Walter Payton Man of the Year award for his outstanding work in helping the state of Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey.
Watt will reunite with former Texan defensive coordinator, Vance Joseph, and former Texan teammate, DeAndre Hopkins. Watt should fit right in alongside superstar Chandler Jones and make an up-and-coming Arizona Cardinals team much more dangerous.
Watt will go down as one of the most dominant defenders when it is all said and done. There have only been two players to record 100 plus pressures, and Watt is one of them. Since 2012 Watt has a total of 625 pressures which is nothing but impressive.
Since coming to the league, he has contributed. Watt said he wants to play for a contender, but with this signing, I believe he makes the Cardinals a contender, but it isn’t a guarantee. This is a challenge for Watt, and I believe that is precisely what he wants to tack on. He doesn’t want to have it easy; he wants to earn this ring.