ESPN NFL analyst shares ideal landing spot for JJ Watt in free agency
The Houston Texans released franchise legend JJ Watt on Friday morning, sending the future Hall-of-Famer to free agency this spring.
Watt said he asked to be released so he could join a team that’s in position to compete for a Super Bowl next season.
With that in mind, ESPN’s Marcus Spears threw out an ideal landing spot for the twilight of Watt’s career.
“The dream fit for me is Kansas City,” Spears said. “One, because I watched the game in the Super Bowl and they do need pass rush help.”
Spears compared this situation to DeMarcus Ware leaving the Cowboys for the Denver Broncos, which ultimately led to the Super Bowl victory.
Here’s the full segment:
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The Chiefs have two prolific pass rushers in Chris Jones and Frank Clark, but that’s something you can never have too much of. Kansas City was demolished in the trenches on both sides of the ball by Tampa Bay in the Super Bowl, but should be the favorite to win the AFC again next season.
Watt is getting toward the end of his career, but he’s still a productive player. He recorded five sacks and 14 tackles for loss last season despite being the focal point of opposing offenses.
Numerous contenders are expected to reach out over the coming days and weeks. NFL free agency begins on March 17.