J.J. Watt Touchdown Reception Fuels Texans Victory? Sure, Why Not (Video)
The Houston Texans just gave J.J. Watt a record-breaking $100 million contract extension because he’s really good at preventing touchdowns.
Now, apparently, he scores them, too.
On Sunday against the Oakland Raiders, the Texans took a 27-0 lead into the fourth quarter, then held on for a 30-14 win. And it was a J.J. Watt touchdown that got the ball rolling.
Here’s the thing, though. J.J. Watt didn’t score the touchdown on an interception or a fumble recovery. He scored it on offense.
Texans coach Bill O’Brien had Watt line up as a tight end on second-and-goal at the 1 midway through the first quarter. And when Watt found himself wide open in the end zone, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw him the pigskin.
Take a look:
“We’ve been working on that for a while,” O’Brien said after the game. “Look, you’ve got a guy there who is such a great athlete at 6-foot-7, 290 pounds. He’s got really good hands. You should probably try to get him in there once in a while on offense.”
Watt of course played a little tight end at Western Michigan back in 2007, and we already knew he was a good all-around athlete. But even still, who knew the guy was this serious about earning his salary?
Hat Tip – [ESPN]