As you might have heard yesterday,
With all the success he's had in the NFL, sometimes it is hard to remember that Watt is only entering his fourth season. After a strong rookie campaign, which was highlighted by a monster performance in the team's playoff run, Watt exploded onto the scene in 2012. During Tuesday night's 'Texans Live' broadcast, radio hosts Marc Vandermeer, Drew Dougherty and Deepi Sidhu talked about when it hit them that Watt was going to be a star.
Dougherty's answer was unique, in that he talked about Watt's first day on the job. When a draft pick normally arrives in town for the first time, the day is filled with pomp and circumstance. Watt kept in simple. He only wanted his playbook.
Three years later, Watt is now the highest paid defensive player in the entire league. Yesterday's announcement was obviously a big deal, and we attempted to cover it as such. If you missed anything, below is a 'warehouse' of stories, video and social posts that recap everything that happened here at NRG Stadium.
John Harris Explains Watt's Greatness
Smith on Watt's contract
Watt thanks the City of Houston
"We're looking forward to him being the second player from the #Texans to be in the Hall of Fame." -Founder/CEO Bob McNair on J.J. Watt.— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) September 2, 2014
"Money doesn't motivate me. Greatness does." -Watt. #Texans— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) September 2, 2014
Family, friends, teammates, coaches, teachers, doubters, supporters all over the world... Thank You. The work only intensifies from here.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) September 3, 2014