Well, we can finally confirm where JJ Watt will play next season, as the report comes from a pretty reliable source: JJ Watt.
Free agent defensive lineman broke the news of his own signing on Monday, announcing on Twitter that he would join the Cardinals. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported That Watt and the Cardinals signed a $ 31 million two-year agreement with a $ 23 million guarantee.
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The 31-year-old will rejoin old Texans teammate DeAndre Hopkins, who was trying his best to recruit Watt on Instagram. He recently posted a photo of the two hugs on the field with the caption, “Let’s finish what we started.”
With his announcement, Watt ended a wild period of speculation about where they would land. There were several reports as to which teams he would consider, and fans constantly dissected his social media posts in hopes of getting any small clue about his intentions. But Watt did not leave much room for interpretation with that last tweet – he has now left for Arizona.
Watts was released by Houston last month after a 10-season run in Houston. After being selected with the No. 11 pick by the Texas in the 2011 NFL Draft, Watt emerged as one of the best players in the league, winning three Defensive Player of the Year awards and earning five Pro Bowl nods.
In 16 matches of the previous season, Watt totaled 52 tackles, 14 tackles for a loss, five sacks, two forced and one interception, which he returned for a touchdown.