Justin James Watt is a defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals. He is an American football player who played college football at Wisconsin and Central Michigan. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the 2011 NFL Draft. Watt is considered one of the best defensive ends in the NFL. He has received numerous honors for his performance.
Watt was named to the Pro Bowl for his stellar play and was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for September. In the regular season, Watt had five sacks and 20 tackles and forced four fumbles. Those numbers helped him earn his fifth First-Team All-Pro honor. In the season finale against the Tennessee Titans, Watt had no tackles, but recorded two sacks.
Watt is also an incredibly generous human being. He has set up a foundation called the “Justin J. Watt Foundation.” It provides after-school sports opportunities for students in middle schools in order to develop leadership skills, teamwork, and work ethic. He also gives his mom a new Range Rover.
Watt has been named the NFL’s Number One Defensive Player and the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year. He has also been honored with several other awards, including the USA Football Fundamentals Team and the Pro Football Weekly/PFWA Defensive Player of the Year. His many accomplishments in football have earned him recognition in his community. He has also helped many charities and has his own charitable foundation.
Last week, Watt was listed as questionable for the Rams game due to a heart problem. Although he played in the game, his condition forced the NFL to act. He was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, a condition that can result in a stroke or blood clot. It is unclear if Watt will play this week against the Bills, but his sack streak extends to three games.
In 2016, Watt had back surgery. In October 2016, he had back surgery again. Watt missed the preseason and the playoffs while recovering from his injury. His injury also affected his leg. After undergoing surgery, he returned to practice on December 24 and played the Wild-card playoff game against the Buffalo Bills. The Texans won the game in a shootout. He then went on to record his first sack in the 2020 season against the Baltimore Ravens. He also recorded his 99th career sack against the Tennessee Titans.
In November 2020, Watt recorded his 100th career sack against the Jaguars. At that point, he had 504 tackles, 24 forced fumbles, and 16 fumble recoveries. In March of the following year, Watt signed a two-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals, which included $23 million in guaranteed salary.
Watt did not practice this week due to his calf injury, but he is expected to play on Sunday. He is expected to play a significant role on the defensive line this weekend. In one game, he recorded two tackles, a sack, and a pass defended.