When you’ve been named the Defensive Player of the Year, what do you do for an encore?
Texans defensive end J.J. Watt would like to see how the other half lives by taking a few turns on offense for the Texans. Alas, it doesn’t look like the Texans will be taking a page from the playbook that the Cardinals have established for cornerback Patrick Peterson.
“I’ve been lobbying since day one,” Watt said, via Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle. “It hasn’t worked yet, so I don’t think it’s going to work anytime soon. But it’s [coach Gary Kubiak's] team.”
Kubiak allowed that they might let Watt play offense at some point and said that the former Wisconsin Badger could be part of a short yardage “Wisconsin” package with tight ends (and fellow alums) Garrett Graham and Owen Daniels. Kubiak warned that “it’s not going to be anytime soon,” however, which means that Watt will just have to make do with the usual drudgery of sacking quarterbacks and knocking down passes for a little bit longer.