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Author: Jon Kuzma
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J.J Watt finds himself at a crossroads moment in his career. Watt is coming off another injury plagued season and it’s at the point where he needs to prove he can stay healthy for a full sixteen game season. We’re not even asking for Defensive Player of the Year production, Watt’s goals should simply be playing in every game and recording five sacks. That’s at least going to get J.J Watt back in the swing of things because it’s been awhile since we’ve seen this guy as a dominant football player. You have to go all the way back to 2015 when Watt had 17.5 sacks. So we all know he can be a freak of nature on the football field but the question is whether or not those days are in the rear-view mirror? Even though number 99 for Houston (Watt) was one of the strongest players in the league he now finds himself in a position where his body can barely hold up. From a career standpoint it almost comes down to play well and extend your career or he could flop and be out of Houston after the season. Especially since the Texans are past most of the dead cap penalties that they had to take on earlier in Watt’s contract. What that means is Houston can part ways with J.J Watt and only be on the hook for 2M dollars of salary cap after this year. The bad thing for the future Hall of Famer (Watt) is even if he does play good this season the Texans still might cut him. He’s scheduled to make $45.5M over the next three years and it’s very unlikely this franchise will commit to that. It seems like the feel good story is over and there’s a good chance this will be the last season J.J Watt is a member of the Houston Texans.
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