The (1-6) Texans have continued to struggle this season, and the team’s biggest defensive superstar may want a change of scenery as a result.
All-Pro defensive end JJ Watt has been with the Texans longer than any other player, having been selected by them in the first round of the 2011 draft. But Watt probably knows he’s moved out of his prime years, and his window to win is closing.
And given the current state of the Texans, it’s understandable that Watt may want to play elsewhere. Head coach and general manager Bill O’Brien is gone, and the team appears headed for a bit of a rebuild, with no plan in place. Watt’s under contract through the end of next season, though, so to get out of Houston, he’d need to request a trade.
After hearing what Watt recently said during a press conference, we sure wouldn’t be surprised if he did.
It’s no secret that the Texans were shopping Watt in the time leading up to the trade deadline, but now that it’s passed, he’ll need to wait until the offseason if he wants to move on from the team that drafted him.