J.J. Watt chooses sunshine over snow, and heads to Phoenix

Browns, Bills and Packers among teams who miss on talented free agent

J.J. Watt chooses sunshine over snow, and heads to Phoenix
Houston Texas DE JJ Watt returned to practice Tuesday following a two-month rehab ona pectoral tear (Source: Houston Texans)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - It turns out, Wisconsin native J.J. Watt didn’t want to play in cold weather. Instead, the 3-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year is headed west, to Arizona, after agreeing to a two year deal with the Cardinals on Monday.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the deal is worth $31 million, with $23 million guaranteed.

That’s a steep price to pay for a player who’s about to turn 32 years old, and while the future Hall of Fame defensive end did play in all 16 games in 2020, injuries held him to a total of 32 games the previous four years.

The Browns are expected to remain active in free agency, as they try to shore up the defense and add a talented pass rusher to play opposite Myles Garrett on the d-line.

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