3 Most Likely Trade Destinations for J.J. Watt
By Zach Brunner
There has been plenty of drama in Houston this week, highlighted by J.J. Watt and defensive coordinator Anthony Weaver getting into it with the now former head coach Bill O'Brien, which led to his firing. Still, if the Texans cannot turn things around fast, Watt may ask to be moved, which Houston would likely respect, given how much he has done for the organization and the city of Houston as a whole.
With that in mind, let's take a look at three of the most likely trade destinations for Watt.
1. Pittsburgh Steelers
We already have TJ and Derek Watt on the Pittsburgh Steelers, so it would make sense if J.J. wanted to complete the trifecta. Pittsburgh also clearly has the defensive personnel to offer up someone in return, if Houston would rather get a player in return instead of more draft picks. Seeing both TJ and J.J. on that defensive line would be a big improvement to an already scary unit.
2. Green Bay Packers
If we're looking at where Watt would want to go, coming back home could be at the top of his list. Growing up just outside of Milwaukee as a Packers fan, Watt idolized the late, great Reggie White. It's possible Watt could look to follow the legend's lead, improving the Packers' run defense and bringing another championship to "Title Town" in the process.
3. Seattle Seahawks
This Seattle Seahawks defense has been terrible this season. Still, they are undefeated and have Super Bowl aspirations. It would make sense for Watt to finally unite with Russell Wilson after Watt left Madison early for the draft and was unable to play with Wilson at Wisconsin. Watt would be a big boost to this defense, as Seattle averages just 1.5 sacks per game (T-No. 24 in NFL) and has totaled just 21 quarterback hits all season.
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