Texans Have To Find The Next J.J. Watt

Injuries set Watt back three of the last four years

SportsRadio 610 Staff
January 17, 2020 - 10:10 am

J.J. Watt has been the centerpiece of the Texans' defense since 2012, his second season and his first Defensive Player of the Year Award. 

That was after he'd already returned an interception for a touchdown in a home playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals. 

Watt then won two more DPOY awards (2014-2015) and can probably moonwalk into the Pro Football Hall of Fame when the time comes. 

But injuries set him back in 2016, 2017 and 2019. 

Clint Stoerner and Ron Hughley discussed whether it's now time to start looking for the next Watt, who turns 31 in March, instead of finding complimentary players to put around him. 

Is Watt too late in his career to depend on at that level?

"This is a guy that's been injured three of the last four years. He's missed significant time. He's getting up in age as well. And so, whether he's young or old, the dependability factor at this point in his career, you've seen enough to go 'we don't know if J.J. Watt is going to last the entire season.'"

Listen to Clint and Ron chop it up here.

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