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    Where Will J.J Watt Land During Free Agency?

    J.J. Watt is considered by most as one of the best defensive players in NFL history. For him to be in free agency this year and have the option of going to any team is amazing.  What we do know is that he does not want anything to do with staying in Houston.  He has been quoted saying that the team’s work ethic this year has been a joke compared to previous years. 

    This leaves open the options of anywhere from the Cleveland Browns to the San Francisco 49ers.  The fans here in Cleveland can only pray that his final decision will end in a Cleveland Browns signing. 

    J.J. would be a great fit for the Browns for a couple of reasons; one of them being that J.J can aid Myles Garret in the rushing game.  The Browns had a good but not great defensive line last season led by Myles Garret, who at most times was being double-teamed by the opposing team’s offensive lines.  With J.J. Watt on the other side, the line opposing teams would not only have one, but two, pro-bowl defensive ends to worry about.  

    “If J.J. decided to play for the Browns next season, that would make my year.  To have him and Myles Garrett coming off the edges would be a scary duo.  I can’t wait to see where he decides to go,” says sophomore Quinton Turpin.

    Although this would be amazing, it is probably not the first option for J.J., considering two of his brothers already play for the same team in Pittsburgh.  Both T.J. and Derick Watt play for the Pittsburgh Steelers, making them the perfect landing spot for the third brother J.J.  The Steelers have a similar problem to the Browns (a good defensive line with some needed improvement), making J.J. the perfect target for their offseason.

    The Steelers and Browns are for sure the best option for J.J. Watt on the field, but his personal life with his family has to be taken into consideration as well.  Where he will land is unknown, but hopefully, J.J .is a rock and roll fan.  

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