REPORT: Two Teams Offered JJ Watt Way More Money Than The Arizona Cardinals

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Well, this pretty much puts a dent in the argument that JJ Watt went for the money and not for a chance at a ring.

On Monday, the free agent defensive end shocked the world when he made his decision and signed with the Arizona Cardinals, a team that was nowhere near any rumors of signing him. He reportedly agreed to a two-year contract worth $31 million, with $23 million guaranteed.

Phoenix sports insider John Gambadoro would later report that the Cardinals didn’t even offer him the most money. It was the Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts, while the Tennessee Titans had a similar offer.

Colts insider Stephen Holder, however, disputed the Colts claim of offering more money.

“I know there was a report out of Arizona that JJ Watt turned down bigger money from the Colts. However, I got a VERY strong denial on that. I’m not even certain they made a big push TBH,” he reported.

Whatever the case may be, Watt has made his decision and it should be a treat to see him in Arizona in 2021.