It’s been nearly two months since we saw anything approaching a substantive update on J.J. Watt’s condition as he works his way back from his second back surgery. Fortunately for Texans fans, J.J. took to Snapchat to share a brief clip of him doing drills and looking quite a bit like his old self.
From J.J. Watt's snapchat today. Looks to be moving well. #Texans pic.twitter.com/t6sQrV9TBB— patrick (@PatDStat) March 24, 2017
.@JJWatt doing well as expected.— David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) March 24, 2017
Pushed limit after 1st back surgery.
Conservative to heal properly with 2nd discectomy procedure. https://t.co/DBsGOqZorl
Although the more skeptical among us might caution that there’s a big difference between what we see here and playing against an offense designed to neutralize him, I’ll gladly take this clip as an unabashed positive. Knowing that there’s still a long way to go until the 2017 season begins, what are your feelings about J.J. Watt’s chances to be the J.J. Watt who dominated the league, either this year or in the future?