J.J. Watt clearly is embarrassed by the effort the Texans put forth this season — just ask Deshaun Watson
Watt in last December called out his Houston teammates in a passionate rant about respecting and honoring the league and fans who make their dream job possible. Watt sang a familiar tune Sunday afternoon, albeit in a more personal fashion.
NFL Films cameras captured the star defensive lineman apologizing to Watson after the Texans’ last-second loss to the Tennessee Titans. Watt apparently felt remorse for what, according to him, was a wasting of Watson’s great 2020 season.
Check out this sad video tweeted Tuesday afternoon by NFL Films:
A bit dramatic, to be sure, but it’s hard to knock a player for caring as much as Watt so obviously does.
So, what’s next for Watt, Watson and the Texans?
The franchise seemingly was on an upward trajectory after a trip to the divisional round last season. But the trading of DeAndre Hopkins, firing of Bill O’Brien and an ugly 4-12 record have sunk Houston back into NFL irrelevance. The Texans still haven’t advanced past the divisional round since joining the NFL in 2002.
Still, Houston has a franchise quarterback in Watson, and thus has far more going for it than most NFL franchises.