The day we’ve all dreaded could be here: J.J. Watt might be playing his last game in Battle Red this weekend when the Texans host the Titans.
With so much speculation, a lot fueled by Watt himself, that Houston will trade away the superstar this offseason, there’s a lot of speculation out there as to where Watt might land.
John Perrotto of Sports Betting Dime tabulated the odds of Watt staying or going recently.
Odds JJ Watt Plays for the Houston Texans in 2021
As we’ve said in the past, and Perrotto says here, the Pittsburgh Steelers seem like a sure fit. Uniting the Watt brothers on a playoff contender could see the NFL’s coolest championship storyline in a long time. Seeing J.J. Watt, T.J. Watt, and Derek Watt hoist a Lombardi Trophy together would be historic.
If J.J. doesn’t go to PIttsburgh, you can count on the Tennessee Titans, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and maybe even the Kansas City Chiefs lining up to trade with the new Houston Texans general manager for Watt’s services. The SBD article also suggests Cleveland, but if Watt wants out to go play for a contender, there’s not enough historical evidence to show the Browns are any better than Houston.
Mike Vrabel would love nothing more than to put Watt on his defensive front, although no Houston GM in their right mind would make a trade within the division. In fact, better to send J.J. out of the conference to a team like the Seahawks or Buccaneers so he can’t ruin the Texans’ playoff hopes and dreams going forward.
Watt is currently the Texans’ all-time leading sacker, with 100 to this name. He’s also the leader in forced fumbles with 22 and fumble recoveries with 12. Add in Watt’s 6 touchdowns, 3 of which came on offense, and his 1 safety, and you’ve got a pretty amazing career. As sad as it is to say goodbye to a guy who could run for mayor of Houston and win by a landslide, that day is coming, whether it’s this offseason or sometime in the future.
From everyone at Battle Red Blog: Thank you for all you’ve done for Texans football and the City of Houston, J.J.. Your legend will live on forever.