No hesitancy for J.J. Watt this offseason


Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has said multiple times this offseason that he believes he has a lot of good football left in him and has noted that dealing with injuries in 2016 and 2017 meant there was less of a toll on his body.

Being out may have left more tread on the tires, but it also left Watt wondering about what he’d be capable of doing once he got back on the field. He answered that question with 16 sacks last season and he said on Tuesday that he’s in a better mental space this time around.

“You have more of a confident stance, and I think that’s where I’m at this year,” Watt said, via the Houston Chronicle. “I’m very confident, whereas last year I was confident but kind of hesitant. So this year that hesitancy is gone, not having come off a bad injury but coming off of a solid season. It’s good to have that feeling, and it’s good to be going into a season without those doubts.”

Maintaining a high level of play would be a decent enough goal for 2019, but Watt believes “there’s always things I can do better” and said that having no injury issues this offseason allowed him to devote his full attention to those things. Should he make good on that effort, Watt could find himself in the mix for another defensive player of the year honor.

8 responses to “No hesitancy for J.J. Watt this offseason

  1. JJ Watt, aka “The Original Cam Newton.”

    Dude loves flexing and strutting, even when down by 3 scores.

  2. I don’t get all the hate directed at JJ Watt. I’m a Cowboys fan, but that guy is probably the best defensive player of his class, and sure, he may strut and flex, but is that unusual for defensive players? Not to mention he raised 30+ million for hurricane victims. How many other players have done that?

  3. Off the field he is a great person in the community. On the field…well…has he done anything since he was knocked out of the playoff game against KC?

  4. 2018. 18 TFL 16 sacks and 7 forced fumbles. What a loser eh?

    What’s wrong with these guys throwing shade at him? Dudes a total stud.

  5. The things he said sound like something a player who turned 30 last March might say.

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