Yesterday Sports Illustrated published an interview with J.J. Watt. In this interview, plenty of riveting things were discussed, like Watt hosting a new show about playing tag, “Mighty Ducks 2,” doing the dishes with the wife, and the difference between football and training shape. Even magicians can be a little banal sometimes. You can read the entire interview here.
Athletes are just like us. That’s not what we are here for. We want J.J.’s feelings on the DeAndre Hopkins trade. When asked about the Hopkins trade, this was Watt’s response:
“Anytime you have a guy like Hop, who in my opinion, has the best hands in the game and is obviously one of the top receivers of the game, it certainly catches your eye, that’s for sure. It’s always tough to lose a guy like that, no matter what the situation is. It’s above my pay grade and it’s something that obviously the team and the organization feels is in the best interest of the team. So as a player on the team, I do my job and I go to work and I play the games, and the GM and the owners, they do their job and they try and do what they feel is best for the team. And so, all I can do is show up and go to work and hope that all the guys that we have are great contributors to our team.”
A very professional response from a very professional football player. It’s not about the player. It’s all about the T.E.A.M.