In a perfect world, the Seattle Seahawks would find their J.J.Watt

By Bob Kaupang
J.J. Watt, Seattle Seahawks
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If you were allowed to add any one player in the NFL to your favorite team, who would it be?

There are some rules to this “game.” You can’t pick a player with the intent of trading him. If that were the case, it would be easy to pick Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts, even if your team didn’t need a quarterback and trade him for a bunch of draft picks. Whoever you pick must remain on your team at least until his contract has expired or he is cut (which it highly unlikely).

You must also absorb the contract of the person you select.  If you add a superstar like Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals, you would be forced to take on his eight-year contract that may pay him up to $120 million that he signed in August 2011. This will force you to think of finding the best player at the best value with respect to the salary cap for your team.

Since my team is the Seattle Seahawks, I would ultimately choose to add J.J. Watt of the Houston TexansVon Miller of the Denver Broncos would be a close second.

The biggest weakness on the Seahawks is their ability to generate a consistent pass rush. I realize the team already has Red Bryant at left defensive end, but adding a talent like Watt is too tempting to pass up. While Bryant is among the best run-stuffing ends in the NFL, the fact of the matter is that he only has a couple of sacks in his five-year career. It’s not like Watt is a slouch at stuffing the run either and that is why I chose him over Miller, even though the addition of Miller at the “Leo” position would be a better fit with the Seahawks in allowing Bryant to remain at left end.

Adding the four-year contract of Watt for $11.23 million would be a good value for a great player. Had the contract not been an issue, I would have taken defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions. However, the Watt contract is much more manageable over the remaining two years on it in comparison to the five-year, $60 million contract that Suh is in the midst of. In fact, Suh will be paid more in 2013 than all four years of the Watt contract combined.

In the comments section below, I would like to ask what you think. Who is your favorite team, who would you choose to be on it and why?

Bob Kaupang is a Seattle Seahawks writer for Follow  him on twitter @seahawksbob.

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