Peter King of the MMQB was a guest on The Dan Patrick Show and gave his thoughts on what J.J. Watt was thinking when he made his comments about retirement
Peter King’s latest edition of the MMQB may have scared some Houston Texans fans as their star defensive end spoke about not knowing exactly when he may hang up his cleats for good. J.J. Watt said something to the effect of it may not be two or three year when he retires, but it also probably won’t be nine or ten.
The panic from fans led to Watt reaching out via social media to announce there will be no announcement coming from him any time soon. He also added that he’s single, in case you were wondering.
On Tuesday, Peter King was a guest on The Dan Patrick Show and elaborated some on what he thought Watt was really trying to say during that interview.
"“I think his point originally and his point now is he’s gonna play as long as he can play without a lot of pain, and as long as it’s still fun. And I think this is a huge year for J.J. Watt, a lot more important than a lot of people think, because last year was a disaster physically. He worked himself into being tremendously hurt.”"
What King says makes perfect sense. Watt had a rough season in 2015 with a broken hand and a groin muscle which tore completely from the bone. He also reportedly would not have been able to continue playing in the post season had his team won against the Kansas City Chiefs in their lone playoff game last season.
The fact is Watt is the kind of guy who wants to give 100 percent on each and every play. His injury plagued season probably bothered him and he’s simply saying that if the time comes that he is no longer helping his team, he won’t drag it out.