The defensive end of Riz Rizona Cardinals J.J. Watt hasn’t looked back since leaving the Houston Texans in the off-season, and it’s not hard to understand why. The 6-0 Cardinals are the last unbeaten team in the NFL this season, with 1-5 Texans … well, you do the math.
As the Cardinals and Texans face off in the Riz Rizona on Sunday, Watt was asked a lot of questions about his former team during his Thursday media conference. One, in particular, was very revealing: Watt was asked if he left the Texans because he had an idea of how bad they would be this season. He answered with a stone face and just a few words.
You didn’t have to be mental to see where the Texans were going after the 2020 season. Quarterback Deshaun Watson’s great season was wasted by the front office which will not surround him with the right players. Watson demanded the trade and subsequently accused more than 20 women of sexual harassment and abuse. Several articles were published about the state of the Texans front office, which was (and still is) run by the former team congregation.
Watt, who has only 32 years left in the NFL with a few years left, knew the Texans couldn’t get the Super Bowl ring they wanted, so they left for the green pastures. Lots, lots of green meadows.
Meetings between the team and former players can be emotional, but Watts doesn’t expect to feel any emotion on Sunday when the Texans take the field.