J.J. Watt Shoots Down Potential Reunion With Houston Texans

J.J. Watt appears in no rush to get back to the everyday drudgery of football following his retirement. Appearing on the Pardon My Take podcast, the three-time Defensive Player of the Year shot down the possibility of joining the Houston Texans coaching staff.

Watt played with the Texans from 2011 to 2020, logging 101.0 sacks, 172 tackles for loss, and 61 pass breakups. He is arguably the greatest player in franchise history, having earned a team record five first-team All-Pros. He played with current Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans in 2011, who was a linebacker at the time.

“I’ll pop in and talk to the boys, and I’ll watch practice, and I’ll talk to them, but no, I have no interest in the hours and the time commitment and going to the Combine and going to the Senior Bowl and doing all these things,” Watt said, according to Matt Young of the Houston Chronicle.I do not have interest in that.”

Truthfully, Watt has played himself out of a traditional career path in coaching. His legend is so great and his profile is so high that he would be ill-suited to the humbling day-to-day toil of scouting or teaching. His future is likely in broadcasting.

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