Unsurprisingly, there’s a lot of interest in JJ Watt.
The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year is a free agent this offseason after getting his release request granted by the Houston Texans.
And it appears there are lots of teams willing to kick the tires on him. According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, there are “approximately a dozen” teams that have shown initial interest in 31-year-old.
Werder then reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans are among those interested.
Now, it’s unclear how serious all of these teams are and what kind of market Watt actually has. He’s not the player he used to be, but he’s still an effective pass-rusher when healthy.
How much of a premium teams are willing to pay him will be a fascinating storyline to watch unfold.
In the meantime, plenty of folks around New England are trying to decide if Watt would be a good fit for the Patriots. We’ll say this though, he absolutely should be New England’s first splash signing in March.