A two-time Defensive Player of the Year, J.J. Watt has proven to be one of the best defensive ends in league history.
Sadly, he’s playing on a team in Houston who started the season off so poorly they’re unlikely to make the playoffs. FiveThirtyEight gives the Texans a mere three percent chance at making the postseason.
The 31-year-old Watt deserves to be on a team capable of getting to the Super Bowl, and with Trey Hendrickson having a good season so far, the team may not feel comfortable with either Marcus Davenport or Hendrickson heading into the postseason.
It’s not even about comfort either, but a tag team of Watt and Cam Jordan would create the best end duo in the league. Watt has just three sacks in seven games but is two seasons removed from a 16-sack year.
He’s still a top-tier defensive end, and getting more pressure on the quarterback is definitely something the Saints could use.