J.J. Watt announced on Tuesday via the social media platforms his move to the Arizona Cardinals, where he will join forces with DeAndre Hopkins, who was traded in 2020 by Watt’s former team, the Houston Texans.
The 31-year-old pass-rusher left Houston on February 12, when he agreed to be released by the NFL franchise, which saved the 17.5 million dollars they had to pay him for the last year of his contract.
“NFL Network journalist Ian Rapoport revealed that Watt will sign a two-year deal worth 31 million dollars, with 23 million dollars guaranteed,” Marca reported.
Hours before his announcement, a rumour spread through a photo on the Peloton exercise application that Watt would go to Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills or Green Bay Packers.
In Arizona, Watt will join forces with Chandler Jones, was the league’s best player who from 2016 to 2019, but picked up an injury that sidelined him for the remainder of last season.