JJ Watt is set to make a very difficult decision on where to play the next chapter of his career after being released earlier this offseason by the Houston Texans. He has reportedly narrowed down his decision to a few teams, including the Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Green Bay Packers, and Las Vegas Raiders.
Granted, there may be more teams in consideration, but those are the teams who have been named.
Now, one NFL scout, who asked to remain anonymous, stated that Watt would really like to sign with the Packers.
“He would really like to go home to Green Bay and play for the Packers. However, in order for that to happen, the Packers need to clear some money to sign him. If they can do that, he will be a Packer.”
Even though Watt may not be the player he once was, he is still capable of making a major impact. He may not rack up 15 sacks in a single season again, but he can still disrupt an opposing offenses game plan.
Last season with the Texans, Watt was able to stay healthy and play an entire year. He racked up 52 total tackles to go along with five sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception, one defensive touchdown, and seven defended passes. Those numbers show the impact he can make on a game.
Joining the Packers would make a ton of sense for JJ Watt. He would be able to compete for a Super Bowl and would be the kind of impact player the Green Bay defense needed last year.
He would join forces with Za’Darius Smith to form one of the most lethal pass-rushing duos that the NFL has seen in awhile.
It will be interesting to see what ends up happening with Watt. He should be making his decision in the near future. The Packers are seemingly where he wants to be, but there is no guarantee that they will have room in their budget for him.
Expect to hear more news in the near future. The Packers certainly would like to bring JJ Watt onboard, but only time will tell if they can make it happen.