It’s been almost two months since the shocking trade that sent star WR DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for running back David Johnson, a second-round pick and a 2021 fourth-rounder.
It was a massive deal that had widespread repercussions.
The Cardinals picked up one of the best receivers in football to pair with Larry Fitzgerald and rising wideout Christian Kirk, while the Texans fan base were left wondering yet again when Bill O’Brien was doing and why he seems to keen on destroying an organization he works for.
Houston Texans star pass rusher J.J. Watt was shocked like everyone else and he recently shared his reaction in an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Jimmy Traina.
“Anytime you have a guy like Hop, who in my opinion, has the best hands in the game and is obviously one of the top receivers of the game, it certainly catches your eye, that’s for sure. It’s always tough to lose a guy like that, no matter what the situation is,” Watt told SI.com.
He also added that personnel decisions are not up to him.
“It’s above my pay grade and it’s something that obviously the team and the organization feels is in the best interest of the team. So as a player on the team, I do my job and I go to work and I play the games, and the GM and the owners, they do their job and they try and do what they feel is best for the team. And so, all I can do is show up and go to work and hope that all the guys that we have are great contributors to our team,” Watt said.
The 31-year-old Watt has been with the Texans franchise since 2011.