Houston has been in the media a lot this offseason but mainly due to Deshaun Watson demanding a trade. Now, their long-time defensive end, J.J. Watt, has been released from Houston. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year will be thinking about his future and where he can achieve that Super Bowl success. PointsBet has put up odds on where J.J. Watt will play his next snap. Could he join his brother T.J. Watt in Pittsburgh or return home to Wisconsin and play in Green Bay?
Odds On Where J.J. Watt’s Next Snap Will Be
Now there are a few narratives we can choose from. Pittsburgh is the favorite as you can see, which makes sense given that his brother plays there and the Steelers are still a competitive team despite a couple of offseason question marks. Pittsburgh doesn’t have a ton of cap space but a more team-friendly deal could have Watt playing in black and yellow. We also have the Buccaneers at +400, and this is beginning to feel like the NBA where older veterans are taking min deals to try and get a ring. Adrian Peterson has already said he wants to come out and join the Buccaneers. Watt isn’t a real need for Tampa and they have more important issues to address.
Green Bay is +400 and the Ravens are +600. Both of these are intriguing as the Packers would be a home-state team where Watt grew up and went to college. It also checks the need of a Super Bowl type team. If there is any sort of long shot here, the Bills are very intriguing at +1100. They need some pass rush help, have some cap space, and are not far off from winning a Super Bowl.
Who Has Cap Space To Take J.J. Watt?
Out of the teams mentioned for odds, the Patriots and Dolphins have the most cap space. New England shouldn’t be in the running given the state of the team. Watt’s urgency to be on a competitor takes them out of the running for me. Baltimore and Miami have some cap space to give a little more financial comfort for Watt if that is of any importance. They are also knocking on the door of being a strong AFC team. The Rams, Packers, and Steelers are optimal in terms of winning but salary restrictions could cause an issue if they truly did want to sign Watt.
Where To Find This Wager
PointsBet is offering this bet amongst a few others, like where Carson Wentz will play next season if there is a switch. The same goes for Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson who have been vocal about their discontent with the organization. In Colorado and Illinois, they are offering these odds for Watt under the NFL Season Preview 2021/22 section. PointsBet has not been shy about getting some special NFL offerings as we are now into the offseason. Look for more bets to be added to NFL as we move closer to the NFL Draft and opening of free agency.