Effectively, we are able to lastly affirm the place JJ Watt will play subsequent season, because the report comes from a reasonably reliable supply: JJ Watt.
The free agent defensive lineman broke the news of his personal signing on Monday, saying on Twitter that he will probably be becoming a member of the Cardinals. NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport reported that Watt and the Cardinals reached an settlement on a two-year deal value $31 million with $23 million assured.
The 31-year-old will reunite with outdated Texans teammate DeAndre Hopkins, who was doing his greatest to recruit Watt on Instagram. He not too long ago posted a photograph of the 2 embracing on the sphere with the caption, “Let’s end what we began.”
Together with his announcement, Watt ended what had been a wild interval of hypothesis about the place he would land. There have been a number of reviews about which groups he would think about, and followers constantly dissected his social media posts within the hopes of discovering any small clues relating to his intentions. However Watt did not depart a lot room for interpretation with that final tweet — he is now off to Arizona.
Watt was launched by the Texans final month after a 10-season run in Houston. After being chosen by the Texans with the No. 11 general choose within the 2011 NFL Draft, Watt rapidly emerged as among the finest gamers within the league, successful three Defensive Player of the Yr awards and incomes 5 Professional Bowl nods.
In 16 games final season, Watt totaled 52 tackles, 14 tackles for a loss, 5 sacks, two pressured fumbles and one interception, which he returned for a landing.
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