After recording a sack in his past seven games dating back to last year, Watt failed bring down the quarterback on Sunday, as he was double-teamed the majority of the game.
He's arguably the best defensive player in the game, and he'll likely see the double-team on a regular basis throughout 2015. Watt is still considered a top-end IDP at his position and should continue to produce at a high level, regardless of how many guys are trying to block him.
Watt is off to another great start in 2015 with three sacks in the first two games. He's without a doubt the top option as a pass-rusher and he's one of the best IDP options in the league. He'll get a nice matchup at home in Week 3 against the Buccaneers.
After being signed by the
"Yeah, we talked since I signed," Wilfork said in an interview. "He’s probably more excited than I am. But little does he know, I’m very excited to come down here."
Although the Texans will rely on Wilfork to be one of the leaders on the defense, he isn't going to try to change anything about Watt.
"My goal is to let J.J. be J.J.," Wilfork said. "I’m pretty sure the coaching staff is going to feel the same way, when you have a guy that dynamic. You can’t ask him to change anything. He’s been a beast, and hopefully he’ll continue to be that beast and I’m looking forward to it."
Over his 11-year career, the 33-year-old has compiled 516 total tackles, 16 sacks, 25 passes defensed, three interceptions and four forced fumbles.
According to a report from ESPN, Watt has restructured his deal, which will create $8 million in salary cap room for the upcoming season. His $10 million roster bonus has been converted to a signing bonus.
His cap figure will now drop from over $21.969 million to roughly $13.969 million.
Watt was a terror for opposing quarterbacks a year ago as he recorded 20.5 sacks.
Rodgers played all 16 regular-season games in 2014 for just the second time in the last five seasons, completing 65.6 percent of his passes while racking up 4,381 passing yards, 38 passing touchdowns and five interceptions. He also added two more touchdowns on the ground while gaining 269 rushing yards on 43 carries.
Several other awards were handed out at the ceremony Saturday, as follows.
AP Offensive Player of the Year:
AP Defensive Player of the Year:
AP Offensive Rookie of the Year:
AP Defensive Rookie of the Year:
AP Comeback Player of the Year:
AP Coach of the Year: Bruce Arians,
AP Assistant Coach of the Year: Todd Bowles, Cardinals
Walter Payton Man of Year:
Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award:
Salute to Service Award:
NFL.com Fantasy Player of the Year:
FedEx Air Player of the Year: Aaron Rodgers, Packers
FedEx Ground Player of the Year: Le'Veon Bell, Steelers
Deacon Jones Award:
Greatness on the Road Award:
Bridgestone Performance Play of the Year: Odell Beckham one-handed catch
Don Shula High School Coach of the Year: Bruce Larson, Somerset (Wisconsin) High School
In addition, eight finalists were voted into the Hall of Fame: running back Jerome Bettis, wide receiver Tim Brown, defensive end/linebacker Charles Haley, linebacker Junior Seau, guard Will Shields, center Mick Tingelhoff and executives Bill Polian and Ron Wolf.
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