J.J. Watt announced this morning that he sat down with the McNair family, who owns the Houston Texans, and asked them for his release. They have granted him that release. He is now a free agent. This ends a reign of terror on the Tennessee Titans. I will never forget the day that Ken Whisenhunt left Will Svitek alone on Watt all day. That game accounted for at least 75% of Watt’s career sacks.*
There is already a clamoring for the Titans to sign Watt. Look, I get it, the Titans need pass rush and Mike Vrabel coached Watt in Houston. It probably does make sense, but I have hated Watt for so long. How can you not as a Titans fan?
The other thing to keep in mind is that Watt hasn’t been very productive the last two years. He only played in eight games in 2019 and only had five sacks in 2020 while playing in all 16 games. What kind of impact would he really be able to make here? *See below. I am apparently wrong here.
Now, as always, on the right deal it might make sense, but Watt shouldn’t be counted on to come in and fix the issues the Titans have pressuring the quarterback.
On another note, is there anyone that doesn’t want out of Houston? HAHAHAHAHAHHA
Houston, I wanted you to hear this directly from me... pic.twitter.com/YqT3P6Lb6l— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) February 12, 2021
Here is a counterpoint to me saying Watt might not have anything left in the tank:
JJ Watt was on the worst DL in football last season and a pitiful defense. Keep that in mind when considering his numbers & what he has left. I’ve studied a handful of games and he’s still one of the most skilled DL in the NFL with 75-80% of the physical side. That’s a ++ starter— Brandon Thorn (@BrandonThornNFL) February 12, 2021