J.J. Watt tells Deshaun Watson: “I’m sorry, we wasted one of your years”

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Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt knows that a team shouldn’t finish 4-12 when its quarterback has a great year like the one Deshaun Watson had.

After the Texans lost the season finale, NFL Films caught Watt and Watson walking off the field together, and Watt reflecting on what a disappointing season it’s been.

“Good job, brother. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. We wasted one of your years. I’m sorry. We should have 11 wins,” Watt told Watson.

Watson led the NFL with 4,823 passing yards and 8.9 yards per attempt. He had career-highs in completion percentage, touchdowns and first downs while throwing a career-low interception total. He was outstanding this season. It’s a shame that the Texans put such a bad team around him.

52 responses to “J.J. Watt tells Deshaun Watson: “I’m sorry, we wasted one of your years”

  1. It really was tragic. Deshaun had a phenomenal year, and you can only imagine how great it would have been if he would have had Deandre Hopkins (traded) and Will Fuller (suspended) for the season.

    The team has some building blocks for the future. Here’s hoping a new coach and GM will be able to quickly get the team back on the right track.

  2. Watt is so gone from H. He hates the team and his considerable talents are being wasted.

  3. It is really quite shameful what the Texans are doing to Deshaun. The man still lead the league in passing despite losing his best receiver to trade and his coach being fired, major kudos.

  4. It’s a QB league. Every team has weaknesses, but the elite QB’s cover up those weaknesses. Watson isn’t at the level of a QB who can take over a game, and overcome mistakes made by fellow players and coaches. Maybe next year, but we’re wearing out that saying with Watson. Good kid. Great young man. Average QB.

  5. No JJ – your team’s past management wasted all y’all’s year. Next year too. Prolly 2023 as well, as you’re playing for Jurrah’s dolla.

  6. …but wait, I thought he was supposed to struggle this year without Hopkins? You mean to tell me he put up these numbers without him? Don’t get me wrong, it was still a bad trade but more because they didn’t get enough compensation for him.

  7. J.J Watt should know all about wasting years. He’s wasted years promising the fans of the Texans that he was the answer to their Superbowl dreams…Overrated

  8. Good news is they have the overall #3 pick to strengthen the offense and a high second rounder. Oops, they traded that away to Miami for an overrated left tackle. Bill O’Brian left them with some parting gifts. Miami will likely end up with a generational tackle in Sewell and picked a right tackle in Jackson in 2020 for a pennies on the dollar compared to what they extended Tunsil for.

  9. Amazing how many NFL teams have complete idiots in charge. Are there really so few competent football people out there?

  10. Garbage time stats. Look at his game splits – his rating soars when trailing in the 4th quarter.

    Guys like Mahomes and Rodgers puts up their numbers in the first 3 quarters when the game actually matters.

  11. Since when does Houston only have 2 players – Watt and Watson? J.J. is smoking something if he thinks they should have won 7 more games.

  12. This is not to slight Watson as he’s no doubt a great player. But it’s easier to put up big yardage and yds/att when your teams playing catch up and the opposing team is often in prevent for the 3rd and or 4th quarter. So call it a great season if you want but I’ll call it 4-12.

  13. More than one of them.

    You can look at the Texans record and blame the QB or you can blame the defense that gave up 30 TD passes with only 3 INT or run over to the tune of nearly 500 rushing yards to Derrick Henry alone.

  14. dcee101 says: “Oops, they traded that away to Miami for an overrated left tackle.”
    ———————–

    Tunsil’s got two straight Pro Bowls, given up just 2 sacks all year and he’s fixed his penalty problem. Will be starting LT for another 8-10 years in his prime.

    Do you even watch football? Because you to explain yourself if you think he’s “overrated”.

  15. 11 wins? Watt seems to forget that they had the 30th ranked defense at the end of the season.

  16. The Titans defense makes any QB look great. The Texans only had 6 points at halftime !

  17. So reminiscent of Archie Manning. He used to put up great numbers year after year and make ProBowls while he never took his team past an 8-8 record.

  18. sportoficionado says:
    January 5, 2021 at 5:12 pm
    It is really quite shameful what the Texans are doing to Deshaun. The man still lead the league in passing despite losing his best receiver to trade and his coach being fired, major kudos.
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    Leading the league in passing must mean a lot to you. Jamie’s Winston led the league in passing last season. He had a new coach and his top receivers each missed a few games. It’s easy to toss a lot of yards against teams I playing in a prevent defense in garbage time.

  19. I watched a couple of Texans came and that is a team without any weapons or an offensive line.

    Cam Newton may not have had many people to pass to but at least he had protection and a decent run game.

    The games I watched, they didn’t have a shot.

  20. From a Chiefs fan: I sincerely hope you get Bienemy this year. He’ll right that ship sooner than you think.

  21. Bill O’Brian did real damage to this team. He’ll never get another head coaching job in the NFL. He was so over his head.

  22. DW stats for the year:
    YDS4,8231st, TD 33 Tied-7th, INT 7 Tied-7th, QBR 71.0 oh and he had comp above 70. The easy part is tossing the ball around, the key is hitting your targets and keeping ball away from the other team. The numbers clearly demonstrate how outstanding Deshaun is and will be. The numbers also show how ridiculous any comparison to a player like Jamies, who threw the first, only 30/30 season truly is. You can have an opinion, it doesn’t necessarily make it correct, however.

  23. Houston has the personnel for a very good offense especially if they can find someone (Kubiak? – dream on) who can get the O line organized. Fuller’s probably gone, and they could use a good tough runner. Carlos Hyde anyone?
    The D has real problems. Watt and Cunningham were the only 2 quality starters left at the end of the year; hopefully McKinney will be back to form next year. Mercilus isn’t what he used to be, and Johnson’s the only one in the secondary acts like he knows what he’s doing. They need a BIG run stopper in the middle, maybe Omenihu can hold down the end across from Watt. And a miracle in the back end.

  24. Why doesn’t the team bring back Rick Smith ? He’s the one who built the best parts of this Texans team, he just hired the wrong coach , and it wasn’t even his coaching that was bad. It was his personell decisions that ruined this team, and built the Miami Dolphins. How ironic it will be if Tua vs Watson becomes a big time rivalry down the road

  25. I took it as Watt saying, ‘sorry we the Defense sucked, you deserved better.’ Houston defense gave up 29 points per game. Ouch.

  26. thetooloftools says:
    January 5, 2021 at 6:37 pm
    Bill O’Brian did real damage to this team. He’ll never get another head coaching job in the NFL. He was so over his head.

    —————–

    So is the owner. How does a team chaplain with a forged resume get operational control of a billion dollar franchise?

  27. Put Deshaun Watson in Buffalo and they win the SB. He is that dude but its a team sport.

  28. I like JJ, but the last two weeks have not been his best looks. I think it’s sinking in that the Texans will not get out of the hole Billy Boy put them into before the end of his career.

  29. dcee101 says:
    January 5, 2021 at 5:28 pm
    Good news is they have the overall #3 pick to strengthen the offense and a high second rounder. Oops, they traded that away to Miami for an overrated left tackle. Bill O’Brian left them with some parting gifts. Miami will likely end up with a generational tackle in Sewell and picked a right tackle in Jackson in 2020 for a pennies on the dollar compared to what they extended Tunsil for.
    *****************************************************************************************

    The #3 pick could have gotten them DeVonta Smith!

  30. You won 4 games guys. No one is doing anything good. Especially Watt. I still remember the 1st game of the season and some tool commentator said JJ was a DPOY front runner. Then they proceeded to get trounced by KC. Watson is okay, but Matt Staffords numbers always looked good in Detroit too, because they were always losing and getting junk yards in meaningless games.

  31. If Deshaun Watson wants out of Houston how about the idea of Miami trading with The Texans for Deshaun Watson giving up Tua plus the 3rd pick of the 2021 draft?

    In addition to the trade value, Houston need a huge rebuild so won’t compete for a few years. They have cap issues for 2021 ($20million over the cap) when Deshaun is only $15million towards the cap and their cap issues get much worse in 2022 when Deshaun is $40m vs the cap so they will have to do something then.
    Miami get a top QB to be sure of having a franchise QB

  32. jackedupboonie says:
    January 5, 2021 at 5:58 pm
    When’s the last time a so called great QB went 4-12? Show me that stat


    Last I checked TEAMS go 4-12, not QBs. 52 other players. Houston is not a good TEAM. Watson is a great QB that most other teams would love to have on their rosters.

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