Could Cardinals' J.J. Watt Play Again This Season?


Jan 7, 2022

The Arizona Cardinals announced that lineman J.J. Watt will return from IR on Friday. In Week 7, Watt suffered a dislocated shoulder in addition to a tear in his labrum, bicep, and rotator cuff. He underwent surgery to repair the injury, and despite a recovery timeline of six months, the 11-year veteran is already plotting his return.

Watt initially aimed for a possible return in February if the Cardinals reached the Super Bowl. However, the three-time Defensive Player of the Year appears to be ahead of schedule as he can now return to practicing with the Cardinals. As a result, Arizona can now add him back to the 53-man roster at any point over the next three weeks.

In Week 18, the Cardinals will close out the regular season at home against the Seahawks. Arizona’s a consensus 6.5-point home favorite, and sharp bettors are wasting no time laying the points after the Cardinals’ impressive victory on the road against the Cowboys. Depending on the final day’s results, Arizona could be anywhere from a second seed, a third seed, or even a fifth seed when Wild Card Weekend kicks off.

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