JJ Watt: I’m Not Looking To Rebuild

JJ WattThe Houston Texans are 1-6 on the season, they’ve already fired their coach/GM, and looks very much like a team starting over. and there was a lot of chatter that they might move JJ Watt before the trade deadline.

That was quickly debunked by multiple reports saying the team has him “off limits” in trade discussions.

Watt was asked during his weekly press conference if he believes he’ll finish his career in Houston.

“I don’t think it’s any secret that I don’t have 10 years left in this league,” Watt said. “I personally believe that I do have a few more great ones left in me. But, you also can’t – I’m not looking to rebuild. I’m looking to go after a championship, and that’s what I want to do. So, whatever is in the best interest of the Houston Texans, that’s in the best interest of myself.”

The Texans don’t have much going for them outside Deshaun Watson and Watt. The team does not have a first or second round pick in the 2021 draft thanks to last year’s Laremy Tunsil trade.

Watt, who has done so much in the Houston community, is in his 10th year with Houston. He has one year and $17.5 million left on his contract, but none of that money is guaranteed.

“Early in your career, you think life goes on forever,” Watt said. “Obviously, we win our first-ever division, our first-ever playoff game in my first year. In the second year, we go 12-4, and you think that life’s going to be great and you’re just going to keep getting better and better. And then you go 2-14 and the reality of the business side of the NFL and the reality of all the things that come along with it hit you in the face.

“And you realize that, oh, this isn’t all roses all the time. And then you look at the last seven years or so. And yeah, we won some division championships and that’s great, but that’s not the goal. That’s not the goal.’’

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