There’s a growing question around the NFL that should gain serious traction after this weekend.

What will it take for J.J. Watt not to play a football game?

The former Badger hasn’t missed a game since he came into the league in 2011, despite the fact he’s the most physically dominant player in the sport.

So surely when Watt showed up to practice with a broken hand, that would mean his impressive five-year, 76-game streak would come to an end, right?


Watt won’t even be questionable when his Texans host the Patriots on Sunday. Instead, he’ll play with a cast on his left wrist.

The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year and MVP runner-up is on his way to another All-Pro season. In fact, Patriots coach Bill Belichick even compared Watt to Hall of Famer Lawrence Thomas.

Assuming Watt is healthy, he’ll look to wreak havoc on Tom Brady and the Patriots passing game.

If and when he does, we can all hope for another one of these moments: