Veteran J.J. Watt Goes to the Arizona Cardinals


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Oct 27, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) is introduced before the game against the Oakland Raiders at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

By Luke Kaplan, Senior Section Editor

After the colossal failures of the Houston Texans organization and much deliberation, star DE J.J. Watt has decided to play for the Arizona Cardinals. Watt will receive $31 million in two years, with $23 million guaranteed.

In Arizona, he will reconnect with longtime teammate DeAndre Hopkins, an elite WR who played his first season in Arizona last year after also leaving Houston.

“It’s nice to see J.J. Watt playing for a decent team. Watt is a great guy and deserves a ring before his career ends, and he wasn’t getting one with the Texans, ” says Senior Shivam Sharma.

Throughout the 2020 season, Texans’ stars Watt and QB Deshaun Watson were very vocal about their frustrations with losing. After this last 4-12 season, Watt had enough and asked for his release from the Texans. 

Under flawed management, the Houston Texans are on a decline with their star players begging to be traded or released. However, this Cardinals team is a playoff contender. Their offense is one of the most exciting to watch in the league, especially the Kyler Murray-DeAndre Hopkins duo. With LB Chandler Jones and now the addition of J.J. Watt on the defensive front, the Cards could be deadly next season on both sides of the ball.