With defensive tackle Nick Fairley finding himself in multiple jackpots this offseason, Texans fans are happier than ever that their favorite team picked defensive end J.J. Watt instead.
If Watt has his way, they’ll be even happier.
“Last year I wanted to be a contributor and just help us win games and now I want to be dominant and establish myself as a top-tier defensive end,” Watt said Tuesday, via comments distributed by the team.
So what are his overall goals? “Super Bowl,” Watt said. “That’s it.”
Watt showed flashes of dominance as a rookie. After generating 5.5 sacks during the regular season, Watt produced 3.5 in two postseason games, along with an interception he returned 29 yards for a touchdown against the Bengals in the wild-card round.
“I did some good things at the end of the year but I want to put a whole year together,” Watt said. “I started off a little rusty last year, so this year I want to come out from the gate and show everybody what I’m about and show everybody what this defense is about.”
Watt and his teammates showed plenty in 2011. If Watt becomes what he hopes to become in 2012, Watt very well may reach his objective.