J.J. Watt On Texans' Front Office Moves: I Answer To My Job, They Answer To Their's

Brandon Scott
May 27, 2020 - 2:03 pm

(SportsRadio 610) -- J.J. Watt is aware of the criticism the Texans' front office has faced this offseason. 

Trading away DeAndre Hopkins for less than the perceived value a player of that caliber should yield is the main critique. 

But overall, there are valid questions as to whether the Texans are better in 2020 than they were in the 2019 season, which ended with the Kansas City Chiefs eliminating them in the AFC Divisional Round. 

Watt, speaking with media on a Zoom conference call Wednesday, said he sees everything like the rest of us.

Winning cures all, he said. The goal is to satisfy the appetite for more success.

Here is what Watt said when asked if he thought moves made this offseason by head coach/general manager Bill O'Brien put the Texans in the best position to win. 

"That's why people have jobs in those positions," Watt said. "That's the coaching staff, general manager, front office. That's their job. My job is to play the game and do it to the best of my ability. I have to answer to my job and they answer to their job. So, that's my job. I go out there and I play the game and I try to help us win football games. They try and put the team together that they feel is best for us to win football games. We each answer the bell to our own calls."

Watt's first two NFL seasons -- 2011 and 2012 -- were arguably the best in franchise history. The Texans won the AFC South and played in the postseason for the first time since their inaugural 2002 season. 

Watt emerged as one of the top defensive players in football and fan enthusiasm was at an all-time high.

When Watt returned from a torn pectoral injury last season, he told media those are the moments he's trying to recapture. 

"I want to get past where we've been," Watt said Wednesday. "That's the whole goal. That's really why I wake up, go work out, put in the time, put in the effort, put my body through this. If that wasn't the goal, I wouldn't keep doing this after these injuries. I would've shut it down a long time ago. but the goal is to bring this city a championship and that is why we are putting in the work that we do.

"I want that energy. I want that excitement. I want all the fans being with us, moving toward that, because I've seen it and I know what that feels like and I know how great that is. That's my goal, for that to happen."