Christmas is right around the corner, and because we were all so good this summer, we are already being spoiled with good news. J.J. Wattt is healthy again. According to Adam Schefter, who tweeted according to Chris Mortensen, the Texans’ defensive end passed his conditioning test with flying colors on Monday and is ready to practice when training camp opens this week.
On ESPN's NFL Live, @mortreport said J.J. Watt "crushed" his conditioning test Monday and is ready to play a full season.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 24, 2018
This news is especially welcome after the last two dour seasons where Watt played three games after undergoing back surgery in July of 2016, only to have another surgical procedure on his back that ended his 2016 season, and then played five games in 2017 before breaking his leg.
So, yeah, I hope Watt is ready to play a full season in 2018, because I’m ready to watch him play a full season. Not only have the Texans been worse without him, but football has also been a less enjoyable affair generally without him. Losing two prime seasons from one of the greatest players of all time is more than a travesty. It’s a tragedy.
For his part, Watt responded to Schefter’s tweet and tempered the future to remain in the present.
lol was Mort hiding out in the bushes yesterday morning?! I feel phenomenal, but let’s focus on playing a full practice first. One day at a time boys. https://t.co/rkijj4FdTE— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) July 24, 2018
In case you were wondering, this is what phenomenal looks like. Sheesh.