May 20, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) during organized team activities at the Methodist Training Center at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Cushing Says Texans' J.J. Watt Could be Best Ever


Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt had a historic campaign in 2012 at just 23 years of age. As a result, hopes are high for Watt’s potential moving forward. His team mate Brian Cushing has went on record as saying Watt could end up being the best ever.

Tell us something we didn’t know.

Watt plays 3-4 defensive end in Houston but managed to record an NFL-leading 20.5 sacks last year and also batted down a ridiculous 16 sacks. That would be why embattled linebacker Cushing says Watt can be the best ever, according to Michael David Smith at ProFootballTalk.

On one hand Watt could continue to develop into something even better. That can be difficult to imagine at this point, however. Watt plays as a 3-4 end and is redefining the position. That position in that scheme is not supposed to generate a lot of pressure—that’s the job of the linebackers.

Watt is changing the game as we know it. We may have just seen the tip of the iceberg in 2012, meaning Cushing isn’t just offering praise for Watt—he could be 100 percent correct.

 

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