One former Texans coach is not happy for J.J. Watt.
On Monday afternoon it was revealed that Watt had decided to sign with the Arizona Cardinals in a deal that is going to pay the former Texans defensive end very handsomely.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Watt is signing a two-year deal worth $31 million, with $23 million guaranteed. The Cardinals later announced the two sides had agreed to a deal.
Watt could have been enticed by a number of different factors, starting with his former Texans teammate who was sent west in a stunning trade about a year ago. He might have also raised an eyebrow at the thought of teaming up with incredibly productive edge rusher Chandler Jones to create a nightmarish duo
After the signing, Bills beat writer Josh Reed spoke to a former Texans coach who ripped Watt for being “selfish” and someone “who only cared about his stats.”
FWIW Bills fans: I spoke to someone who was on the Texans coaching staff with Watt and the review wasn't glowing. "He's selfish, only cared about his stats", "he does a lot of things that hurts the defense", "he hurt us more than he helped us", and finally "I wouldn't want him"
— Josh Reed (@4JoshReed) March 1, 2021
This quote from the anonymous coach is pretty surprising considering how well-liked Watt is in the locker room.
We’re using the Texans staff as credible here? Come on https://t.co/uRl5wTItuQ
— Jeff-LJ-Lloyd (@Jeff_LJ_Lloyd) March 1, 2021
Houston just continues to dig themselves into a bigger hole. Why on earth would you say this about the best player in your team’s history? And why would any free agent willingly sign there at this point? https://t.co/GiYy0jzWKU
— Steven Haglund (@StevenIHaglund) March 1, 2021
"I wouldn't want him" coming from the coaching staff of an absolute dumpster fire of a franchise… https://t.co/44iZx7jVUY
— Vic Fangio (@FauxVicFangio) March 1, 2021