JJ Watt picks new team
The sweepstakes for the services of All-Pro defensive end JJ Watt has come to an end. The 10-year veteran announced via his Instagram account that he is signing with the Arizona Cardinals, captioning the post "Source: Me."
The deal is reportedly for 2 years and worth $31 million.
Watt spent his first 10 seasons with the Houston Texans-- amassing 101 career sacks and becoming a First Team All-Pro selection four times after being selected with the 11th overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Wisconsin. He battled several injuries throughout his time in Houston and became a prominent figure in improving the community. Watt asked for, and was granted, his release from the Texans amid the current regime and culture change.
The move gives Arizona's defense a formidable pass-rushing duo with Watt and Chandler Jones, who has 97 career sacks himself. Watt is also the second star from the Texans to join Arizona over the last year. Houston traded WR DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona after Bill O'Brien assumed general manager duties last offseason in one of the many questionable moves of the Houston front office.