The Texans haven’t had much time to see what a healthy trio of JJ Watt, Whitney Mercilus and Jadeveon Clowney can do on a football field. Their success on the field hasn’t coincided, as each player has played well while the other one has been sidelined with an injury. With Clowney quickly emerging as one of the complete defenders in the league, it’ll be intriguing to see what Watt can do if he stays healthy.
The three-time Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year has proven that he is still too much to handle to be single blocked. It’ll be a sight to see how offensive coordinators make their game plan if the Houston Texans talented trio remains healthy in 2018. Having only accumulated 1.5 sacks the last two seasons, Watt has the ability to rebound with a strong season if he stays healthy.
His athleticism made him unique as a football player, but he still has the talent to remain a reliable defender late in his football career. I don’t expect peak Watt that we witnessed in 2014, but he is still savvy enough as a pass rusher to remain a productive player. Taking up blocks and pressuring the quarterback is as important to the defensive game plan as getting sacks.