J.J. Watt to Kyler Murray: I’m here because I believe in you

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When defensive end J.J. Watt opened a Tuesday press conference, he listed some of the reasons why he signed with the Cardinals on Monday.

The answer included a mention of Kyler Murray, who Watt called a “young, extremely talented quarterback” that can progress further in the future. Murray came up again later in the press conference and Watt said that he texted Murray to let him know the role that the quarterback played in his decision.

Watt said that you have to have a quarterback to have a chance of success in the NFL and made it clear that he feels Arizona has one.

“I’m here because I believe in you,” Watt said.

Watt’s belief is a vote of confidence in Murray and the Cardinals as a whole after a 2-5 finish to the season kept them from making the playoffs and both sides surely hope Watt’s arrival leads to a better finish next time.

16 responses to “J.J. Watt to Kyler Murray: I’m here because I believe in you

  1. God, what a crock of crap. I don’t blame him taking the money, but shut up with the insincere comments.

  2. What else is he going to say? He took the money, he might as well try to make the best of it. It’s all so damn self serving.

  3. Watt seems to be saying that he went to Arizona because Murray is a great QB, but we all know that’s rubbish. Watson is a better QB than Murray.

    Watt left Houston because their management is a hot mess….and he thought that he could get more money somewhere else.

  4. $23 million can buy a lot of things, including confidence in a quarterback. I’d sell it for that, yessir.

  5. I’m here because I wanted to make the largest amount of money.

  6. Two teams, Indy and Cleveland,, reportedly offered more money. One team a similar contract to what he took in AZ, at least two very close, and several other offers including one from Buffalo that was lower still. He chose between Buffalo and AZ, two teams with young, talented QB’s. This talk that he merely chased money is typical but false.

  7. I think he thinks he’s talking to Santa Claus and that all that money is in a giant sack.

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