Houston Texans News: J.J. Watt makes PFF All-Decade Top 10

J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

Eight players who have worn the colors of the Houston Texans were placed the PFF All-Decade 101 list, and the biggest Texans news was J.J. Watt made the Top 10 for the 2010s.

When one looks back at the history of the Houston Texans, they will know some of the biggest Texans news headlines and biggest moments from team history were from the play of defensive end J.J. Watt.

Watt — who is entering his 10th season in the league and is the new host of “Ultimate Tag on FOX” — at one time was the most dominant defensive end and pass rusher in the entire league as he was a three-time Defensive Player of the Year in the 2010s.

Also during his time in the league to earn the ninth spot on the PFF All-Decade 101 list, Watt has played the game at a very high level, and if injuries didn’t hamper him last season and for a two-year span in 2016-17, Watt’s numbers would be even better than what they are currently.

Those numbers include leading the league in sacks twice with 20.5 in 2015 and 17.5 in 2015, plus in between Watt has another 20.5-sack season in 2014. Since 2011, some of the biggest Texans news and history is that Watt has amassed 96 sacks, and 16 of those were in 2018. Last season, Watt totaled four sacks before he was injured in the eighth game of the season.

Watt also has 265 QB hits, as for 2012-15 he had the following QB hits numbers: 43, 46. 51 and 50. He also led the NFL in tackles for loss three times last decade with 39 in ’12, 29 in ’14 and 29 in ’15. In all, Watt played in 112 games (all starts) in the 2010s for the Texans, and from here on out it will be interesting to see what else Watt can do while playing for the Texans.

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The PFF article had this to say about Watt earning the ninth spot on their list:

"“Watt’s peak is unlike anything we have ever seen. Watt still owns the PFF record for total pressures in a season, with an absurd 119 in 2014 — 13 more pressures than any other defender has managed in a single season.”"

There were others who have worn a Texans uniform to make the list by Pro Football Focus for their play in the 2010s, and they were: DeAndre Hopkins (30), Chris Myers (36), Andre Johnson (49), Duane Brown (58), Tyrann Mathieu (66), Brandon Brooks (70) and Johnathan Joseph (94).

Houston Texans News: Deshaun Watson and a fun QB stat

PFF was at it again giving us some Texans news with this following stat they posted on Friday about current QBs in the league, as Deshaun Watson made the list of most completions of 30-plus yards in the past two seasons. Watson is fourth on the list with 47 30-plus yard completions to his credit. Watson trailed only Patrick Mahomes (59), Dak Prescott (48) and Aaron Rodgers (48).

Watson is well on his way to being even more of an elite quarterback than he already is, and if he continues to grow his game and make the improvements needed each year, maybe one day he’ll be at the top of this type of two-year performance list.

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The Texans news this season will be to see how Watson handles not having DeAndre Hopkins this season, but as for having big 30-plus yard receptions from his wide receivers, having the speed players at wide receiver he’ll have this season, Watson could really add to that stat in 2020.