J.J. Watt: Texans great to host Ultimate Tag

J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans is quietly preparing for his second career away from the NFL.

The Houston Texans are very lucky to have a defensive force like J.J. Watt on their roster for the past decade, but just how long will the defensive end be sacking quarterbacks in the league where he’s dominated the opposition more often than not?

Watt — who hosted Saturday Night Live earlier this year — recently announced he’ll be hosting a game show on the FOX network titled “Ultimate Tag,” which is airing on May 20 according to their Twitter page.

In an announcement, Watt — a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year — spoke about the new game show in a video on the official “Ultimate Tag” Twitter page, as the new show has the tagline of: “This isn’t just an ordinary playground game.”

Watt goes on to describe the game show as the “fastest, craziest, and most intense game you’ve ever seen,” plus he says the following in a promo for the new game show: “Check out my new show where there is only one rule: Don’t. Get. Caught. Get ready for “Ultimate Tag” coming to FOX.”


It is fun seeing J.J. Watt enjoy himself away from the football field after all that he’s given the game since being a first-round pick back in 2011 out of Wisconsin. Other than football in the past year, Watt has also gotten married to Kealia Ohai, a Women’s Professional Soccer player, and he’s also starred in a Subway commercial, plus the aforementioned guest host appearance on SNL.

Not only did Watt host, but the skits he took part in were some of the best of the current season, and it also showed Watt can entertain with his humor away from the football field whenever he decides to stop sacking quarterbacks.

Speaking of J.J. Watt sacking opposing quarterbacks, the Houston Texans defensive end isn’t coming off the best of seasons — which was his 10th in the league. His contract runs through the 2021 season, making him a free agent in 2022. Watt is due to earn $15.5 million in 2020 and $17.5 million in 2021 according to spotrac.com.

Watt played in just eight regular-season games after suffering a torn pectoral injury. In the first eight games played, Watt did record four sacks, giving him 96 sacks in his career during the regular season. Watt returned to play in both playoff games, where against the Buffalo Bills he played well, but when the Texans lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, he and the entire defense left everyone wanting more.

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As for the new game show Ultimate Tag, it will be very exciting to see the star and one of the faces of the Texans franchise on the national stage once again, but also it does make one wonder just how many more seasons of football J.J. Watt has left in his Hall of Fame career.