J.J. Watt has found his next home; the wait is finally over. After he was released by the Texans, there was a ton of speculation about where he would sign. Naturally, Green Bay and Pittsburgh were popular choices to pick. His brothers are both in Pittsburgh and Watt is from Wisconsin, giving him the chance to play his hometown team.
It took a while for Watt to find a new home. Many thought it would be a no-brainer for him to pick a new team, but Watt admitted it wasn’t a simple thing to do.
Reports came out that Watt had ruled Pittsburgh out and he was down to a final three teams, which included Green Bay, Cleveland, and Buffalo.
Well, as it turns out, there was a fourth team that no one really talked about. The idea popped up when one of Watt’s former teammates reached out to him via Instagram. The Arizona Cardinals have apparently been in the thick of things from the beginning, but apparently, no one thought it was really an option.
Today, Watt announced the signing himself on social media.
No one really thinks of Arizona as an immediate contender, but apparently, they are close enough for J.J. Watt to not only consider the Cardinals but to actually sign with them on a 2-year, $31 million deal, with $23 million guaranteed.
Watt will now team back up with DeAndre Hopkins in Arizona. The Cardinals must love the Texans and especially Bill O’Brien. Because of O’Brien’s blunders, the Cardinals now have one of the league’s top receivers to pair with Kyler Murray and a multiple NFL Defensive Player of the Year award winner.
The Cardinals can now pair Watt with Chandler Jones, which is a heck of a 1-2 punch in a pass rush. Hopefully Watt will have a chance at reviving his career and maybe even winning a Super Bowl.