After reaching the playoffs in each of the last two seasons, expectations are high for the Houston Texans once again heading into the 2013 season and as long as J.J. Watt manages to stay healthy–there’s no reason why the team shouldn’t have one of the league’s top defenses once again. In just two seasons, Watt has emerged as one of the top defensive players in the league and now–it appears he’s set the bar high for himself during the 2013 season.
Watt recently discussed how he hopes to create the “20-20-20 club” for himself during the 2013 season–which would consist of 20 sacks, 20 tackles for a loss, and 20 batted balls. Sure, that may seem like a lot for one individual to accomplish, but if any defensive player was capable of doing so–it’s safe to say it would be Watt.
The fact that Watt came close to this milestone last year (he managed to record 20.5 sacks and 16 batted balls) shows there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be able to hit this goal during the 2013 season as long as he manages to stay healthy. Watt has yet to live up to his true potential considering he’s only been in the league for two seasons and it will certainly be fun to follow him once again in 2013 as Houston looks to make a statement once again by being one of the top teams in the AFC.
It sounds crazy, but the 20-20-20 club could become quite the popular topic next season when it comes to Watt.