5 teams where J.J. Watt could win a Super Bowl ring
J.J. Watt landing spot No. 1: Pittsburgh Steelers
Almost immediately after news broke the Texans were parting ways with J.J. Watt, thoughts of him joining his two brothers, EDGE T.J. Watt and fullback Derek Watt, with the Pittsburgh Steelers surfaced.
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Unlike the Packers and Seahawks, the Steelers boasted the NFL’s No. 3-ranked scoring defense, and no team registered more sacks than their 56. While Pittsburgh had its share of offensive problems over the course of 2020, there was little questioning the defense’s abilities to carry the team all the way to an impressive 12-4 record and first-place finish within the AFC North.
Now, all that’s needed to keep that defense at an elite level is some additional pass-rushing depth. It never hurts.
There is a problem, however, with cap space. It’s even worse than in Green Bay, as the Steelers are over $30 million above the cap. Some of that might be relieved if veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger finally decides to retire, which would open up a slew of question marks on the offensive side of the ball heading into 2021.
Yet a J.J. Watt-included defense could be enough to overcome the loss of someone like Roethlisberger anyway, and one has to figure Watt would jump at the opportunity to play with his brothers on a team still likely to be back in the playoff dance regardless of Roethlisberger’s decision this offseason.