J.J. Watt RUMORS & NEWS

  • Texans DE J.J. Watt makes TIME 100 most influential list

    Houston Chronicle "Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has been named as one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world. Watt was honored for his Hurricane Harvey relief effort in the Houston area and southeast Texas. He raised more than $37 million for his Hurricane Harvey relief fund." April 19

  • Texans' life after J.J. Watt could come sooner rather than later

    Sporting News "He is a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year award winner who averaged 17 sacks per season from 2012-15. Injuries limited him to only eight games and 1.5 sacks over the last two years, a span in which he cost his team $29 million against the salary cap. He has been a pillar of his..." April 04

  • J.J. Watt is Already Campaigning For Tyrann Mathieu To Sign With Texans

    Total Pro Sports "On Wednesday, the Arizona Cardinals followed through with their threat of cutting Tyrann Mathieu after they asked him to take a pay cut last week. If he was still on the roster by Thursday, $18.75 million of his contract would become guaranteed." March 15

  • J.J. Watt Blasts NFL’s Concerns Over Josh Rosen’s Passion for Social Justice

    SI "SI honored J.J. Watt as its 2017 Sportsperson of the Year in recognition of his tremendous efforts fundraising for hurricane relief. Watt thinks other NFL players should feel free to follow in his footsteps. Sportswriter Dave Zirin tweeted and (subsequently deleted) a partially inaccurate..." March 07

  • JJ Watt to get doctorate from Baylor College of Medicine

    Houston Chronicle "J.J. Watt, already Sports Illustrated's co-Sportsman of the Year and the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year, is about to add a scholarly salute: a Baylor College of Medicine honorary doctorate. The elite Houston medical school announced Thursday it will give Watt a Doctor of Humanities in..." February 16

  • J.J. Watt wins Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

    USA Today "Even in a season in which he played just fives games, J.J. Watt left an indelible mark on the NFL. The Houston Texans defensive end was named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year on Saturday for his fundraising efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Watt raised more than $37 million..." February 04

  • J.J. Watt can’t wait for next season

    Houston Chronicle "Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is favored to win the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award on Saturday night at the NFL Honors Show at the University of Minnesota. Watt and the other finalists, Carolina tight end Greg Olsen and Baltimore tight end Benjamin Watson, joined commissioner Roger..." February 02

  • J.J. Watt: Texans can win a Super Bowl with Deshaun Watson

    Sportsnaut "The 2017 season was very disappointing for J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans. But there is a Mithril lining to be found, which is that rookie Deshaun Watson is clearly the answer at quarterback, both in the short term and as far as the eye can see. Watt, speaking to media Monday after the team’s..." January 01

  • JJ Watt unsure if he will be back in time for OTAs

    Yardbarker "J.J. Watt is still coming along slowly from his season-ending leg injury. Watt said Friday that he still anticipates being ready for the start of the 2018 season — but isn’t sure about offseason OTAs. That means Watt could be looking at roughly another six months of recovery, at the very..." December 08

  • J.J. Watt wants to 'hit it hard next season' after grueling rehab for broken leg

    USA Today "For J.J Watt, 2018 can’t come soon enough. That's not to say the four-time Pro Bowler hasn't stayed busy during his injury layoff. Since suffering a broken leg in Week 5, Watt raised more than $37 million in relief funds following the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, an effort Watt says..." December 06

  • Texans' J.J. Watt announces plan for Harvey relief fund

    Houston Chronicle "Hurricane Harvey victims, nonprofits and Texans fans alike have been on the edge of their seats to hear what J.J. Watt planned to do with the $37 million he raised for storm relief. As of Thursday, he has a plan. In a Twitter video posted Thursday afternoon, Watt explained that he will direct..." October 27