Just give him a minute!
J.J. Watt is finally getting to experience what it’s like to be an NFL star picking his next team—and he’s learning that a lot of the process is just being badgered by people online.
Watt is pretty active on social media, and now every time he posts something, the comments are flooded with people telling him where to sign. When he marked his first wedding anniversary by posting a video of his wife, Kealia, eating chicken wings in her wedding dress, he was bombarded with comments saying he should sign with Buffalo so Kealia can eat the best wings in the world. A few days later, he tweeted simply, “free agency is wild,” and the replies proved his point. Every last one of them was telling him to sign here or sign there. Even a video of his brother, Steelers pass rusher T.J., shoveling snow at J.J.’s house was construed as a recruiting tactic.
So when a Cardinals fan asked Watt on Sunday night if he was finally going to pick a new team, Watt shut them down with a clever retort.
That’s the kind of struggle you can understand even if you’re not among the greatest defensive players in NFL history.
(On a side note, can you imagine what J.J. Watt’s takeout order must be like? The delivery driver probably needs a wheelbarrow to bring all that food to his front door.)
Everybody needs to take a deep breath and realize that it’s going to be a while before Watt picks his next team. Hell, teams aren’t even allowed to be contacting Watt right now. The NFL’s legal tampering period doesn’t begin until March 15 and Watt can’t sign anywhere until the league year opens on March 17. In the meantime, the only people who can pester Watt about where he should sign are the fans. So if you send him enough tweets and Instagram comments, maybe he’ll end up coming to your favorite team.
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