JJ Watt Weighs In on Viral Screenshot Linking Him to Browns


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Free agent JJ Watt.

JJ Watt has discovered methods to innovate in terms of free company, maintaining NFL fanbases in a frenzy with refined clues on social media and elsewhere.

The most recent bit of stories on Watt’s subsequent cease appeared to return from his Peloton bio, which was first identified by Zach Frydenlund of Advanced Sports activities. A person assumed to be Watt nameed Cleveland, Inexperienced Bay and Buffalo as his three free-agency finalists.

“SB56…GB..CLE..BUF,” an account named kJWatt listed. The screenshot shortly made the rounds, being retweeted and written about by a number of main retailers.

One drawback — Watt says he doesn’t personal a Peloton.

 

Watt requested for his launch from Houston final month and the workforce shortly granted his launch.

“I got here right here 10 years in the past as a child from Wisconsin who had by no means actually been to Texas earlier than, and now I can’t think about my life with out Texas in it,” Watt stated on social media. “The way in which you guys have handled me, in addition to draft night time, each day after that you simply handled me like household.”

Watt has handled accidents, enjoying simply two full seasons since 2016. Nevertheless, he’s nonetheless a prized free-agent goal for groups searching for a difference-maker on the defensive facet of the ball and a locker-room chief.

Regardless of his harm struggles not too long ago, Watt has been pretty productive when he’s on the sector. He was essentially the most double-teamed edge-rusher final season on a lowly Texans squad however nonetheless managed 5 sacks. He had 4 sacks in eight video games the yr prior and 16 sacks in 2018 — the final time he made the Professional Bowl.

Watt had double-digit sacks 4 seasons in a row from 2012-15, together with a pair of 20.5-sack seasons.


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The Browns have been within the combine for Watt and had been even the betting favourite to land the previous three-time Defensive Participant of the Yr. Whereas the Packers have taken excessive spot, Watt is reportedly nonetheless contemplating Cleveland, regardless of a tidbit from insider John Clayton making that made it appear most unlikely the previous Texans star could be coming to the Browns.

Clayton revealed that Inexperienced Bay, Buffalo and Tennesee had been among the many prime contenders to land Watt throughout a radio interview, leaving out the Browns. He later clarified these feedback.

“Individuals are misinterpreting what I stated on radio immediately. I stated Tennessee, Inexperienced Bay and Buffalo had been the main groups for J.J. Watt however not the ultimate three,” Clayton defined. “Watt hasn’t narrowed his record. The Cleveland Browns are nonetheless in. So are the Raiders. He has a dozen groups after him.”


Myles Garrett Large Draw for JJ Watt

The Browns have all of the traits Watt is searching for in his subsequent workforce. Cleveland has the cap room to make an aggressive provide, have Tremendous Bowl contending expertise and Watt would be capable to play reverse of All-Professional Myles Garrett, which might open up a brand new world of alternatives for the 31-year-old.

Garrett collected 12 sacks, two go deflections and 4 compelled fumbles in simply 14 video games final season. He calls for a ton of consideration from opponents, who must decide on who to double workforce with Watt on the opposite facet.

Garrett can be hungry to make a deep run within the playoffs after the Browns got here up simply brief in an AFC Divisional Spherical matchup with the Chiefs.

“I’m by no means pleased with shedding,” Garrett stated after the season. “We’re at all times making an attempt to go to the very finish and be there. Now we have a younger core. We return, preserve constructing on what we now have this yr and take one other crack at it.”

Garrett has had Olivier Vernon as his pass-rush associate the final two seasons, which was a great, however not nice answer. Vernon stepped in the course of the back-half of the schedule final season, notching 9 sacks in eight video games. Nevertheless, Vernon — who’s an unrestricted free agent — ruptured his Achilles within the Browns regular-season finale.

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