Well, we can finally confirm where JJ Watt will play next season, as the report comes from a pretty trustworthy source: JJ Watt.
The free agent defensive lineman broke the news of his own signing on Monday, announcing on Twitter that he would be joining the Cardinals. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Watt and the Cardinals reached an agreement on a two-year deal worth $ 31 million with $ 23 million guaranteed.
The 31-year-old will be reunited with former Texas teammate DeAndre Hopkins, who was doing his best to recruit Watt on Instagram. He recently posted a photo of the two kissing on the pitch with the caption: ‘Let’s finish what we started’.
With his announcement, Watt ended what had been a period of savage speculation about where he would land. There have been several reports on which teams he would consider, and the fans constantly dissected his social media posts in the hope of finding little clues as to his intentions. But Watt didn’t leave much room for interpretation with this latest tweet – he’s now gone to Arizona.
Watt was released by the Texans last month after a 10-season run in Houston. After being selected by the Texans with the 11th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, Watt quickly became one of the league’s top players, winning three Defensive Player of the Year awards and five nods. at the Pro Bowl.
In 16 games last season, Watt totaled 52 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, five sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception, which he returned for a touchdown.