There was a lot of conversation about the wisdom of signing J. J. Watt to a long term contract when the Texans had him under their control for at least 2 more seasons. I know there is a need to manage the salary cap so that there is continuity on the team, but I was one who believed that Watt is worth whatever you pay him, and that it would be better to have him a happy camper with no issues of contract in the way to possibly distract him.
The Texans stepped up with a big payday for Watt just before the season started. We will never know if J. J. without a long term deal would have responded, but we found out Sunday in the opener for the new season that J. J. Watt is not going to stop working hard just because he got his money. He was a tremendous beast against the Redskins. He blocked an extra point, recovered a fumble and had lots of pressure on the quarterback.
Watt is so much fun to watch. I hope we get to have this great player on the Texans for many years to come!