CLEVELAND — Editor’s observe: the video within the participant above is from Feb. 12, 2021.
The Cleveland Browns’ pursuit of J.J. Watt has come to an finish, with the three-time NFL Defensive Participant of the 12 months taking to Twitter on Monday to announce that he is signing with the Arizona Cardinals.
Watt’s signing with Arizona brings an finish to greater than two weeks value of hypothesis concerning his vacation spot, which started when the Houston Texans granted his request for a launch final month. Within the time since, the five-time Professional Bowl choice has solely fueled such conjecture with seemingly cryptic social media posts, and even needed to shut down extra hypothesis that stemmed from the bio of a Peloton account that wasn’t really his.
Watt’s determination to signal with the Cardinals comes as considerably of a shock as he had most constantly been linked to confirmed playoff contenders together with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Payments, Inexperienced Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Browns. Whereas Arizona lays declare to a younger, proficient, roster that features third-year quarterback Kyler Murray, the Cardinals have not made the playoffs for the reason that 2015 season.
However along with Watt’s need to play for a contender, the two-time sacks chief additionally reportedly needed to be paid a wage consistent with his Corridor of Fame resume. In accordance with OverTheCap.com, Arizona enters the offseason with greater than $11 million in cap area.