Report: Bills a Favorite To Land J.J. Watt
UPDATE: Unfortunately, as of 1 p.m. EST, J.J. Watt has announced he's signed with the Arizona Cardinals.
The last two or three weeks has been "J.J. Watt Watch" here in Western New York, as the league awaits to see which team the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year signs with.
The Bills have been rumored and reported to be one of the teams interested in Watt and now, it appears they're also one of the final three to five teams he's deciding on.
According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler (via WGRZ), the Bills are in fact one of the three to five teams he would sign with.
"The Bills are one that Watt is at least considering right now," Fowler said on ESPN's "SportsCenter."
The other teams rumored to be among the finalists are the Green Bay Packers and the Cleveland Browns.
He also updated his Peloton bio and it lists GB, CLE and BUF...yes!
Watt will be turning 32 in March and has only played two full seasons in the past five seasons. However, when healthy, it's clear Watt still has plenty of football left and would help any team looking to add him.
Judging by the teams reported to be interested, it's clear that Watt wants to play for a winner and contend for a championship. The Bills certainly would be a great fit, since they have a great young quarterback, made the AFC title game in 2020, and have a need in pass rusher.
This all comes after a report that said both Watt and the Bills had a mutual interest.
Here's to hoping he picks the Bills!