After a decade with the Houston Texans, JJ Watt was released last month, allowed to look for a new team in which he might be able to compete and win. On Monday it was announced which team he would be joining: the Arizona Cardinals. Watt has signed what is reported to be a two-year deal worth $31 million, with $23 million of it said to be guaranteed money. The defensive end will join former Texans teammate DeAndre Hopkins in Arizona as well as fellow D-end Chandler Jones.
Jones is notable because he is the only man to have more sacks than Watt since 2012- the year that Jones entered the league. As a duo, the two should be more than feared and should wreak plenty of havoc upon opposing offenses. The Cardinals, who have exciting QB Kyler Murray under center leading the offensive attack, were 8-8 last season in a very strong NFC West. That was a huge uptick over 2019 when the team won just five of 16 games.