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- After spending his first 10 seasons with the Texans – who selected him in the first round (11th overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft – signed a two-year contract with the Cardinals on 3/2/21 as a free agent.
- A five-time 1st-team All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowl selection, was also named the 2017 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year.
- Has been named NFL Defensive Player of the Year three times (2012, '14-15), tied with Rams DT Aaron Donald and Giants LB Lawrence Taylor for the most in NFL history.
- Led the NFL in sacks with 20.5 in 2012 and 17.5 in 2015 and finished second in the league with 20.5 in 2014 and 16.0 in 2018.
- Is the only player in NFL history to have multiple seasons of 20.0 or more sacks (2012, '14) and joins Hall of Famer Reggie White as the only players in NFL history to post three or more seasons with at least 17.5 sacks (2012, '14-15).
- Ranks second in NFL history in sacks per game (.785), trailing only Reggie White (.853).
- In 128 games with Houston, totaled 101.0 sacks, 25 forced fumbles, 16 fumble recoveries, 282 QB hits, 172 tackles for loss, 531 tackles (409 solo), two INTs, and 26 multi-sack outings during the regular season. Also had 28 tackles, 6.0 sacks, 9 tackles for loss, 6 passes defensed and an INT in eight postseason contests.
- Has scored seven TDs in his career (6 regular season, 1 postseason): Three career receiving TDs, three INT return TDs and a fumble return TD.
- His 101.0 career sacks are the most in Texans franchise history and the second-most in the NFL since he entered the league in 2011 (Von Miller, 106.0 in 135 games).
- Watt's 172 tackles for loss, 282 quarterback hits, 16 fumble recoveries, 47 games with multiple tackles for loss and 26 multi-sack games lead the NFL since he entered the league in 2011.
- Last season while starting all 16 games for the seventh time in 10 seasons, Watt became just the fourth player in NFL history to record at least 100.0 career sacks in his first 120 games (Reggie White, Bruce Smith, DeMarcus Ware).
- Played 1,016 total snaps in 2020, which led all NFL defensive linemen. Joined Raiders DE Maxx Crosby (1,011) as the only defensive linemen in the NFL to play at least 1,000 snaps last season. Has played 1,000+ snaps in a season six times, including twice in the last three seasons.
- His six AFC Defensive Player of the Month awards are tied for the most by any defensive player in NFL history (Bruce Smith) while his seven AFC Defensive Player of the Week awards are tied (Aaron Donald) for the most among any active player in the league.
- Wife, Kealia, plays for the Chicago Red Stars of the NWSL and his brothers, Derek (FB) and T.J. (LB), play for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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Will the Arizona Cardinals' defense be better than the offense? Cardinals insiders Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki present their arguments on this episode of Debate This.
Debate This - Biggest Free Agent Questions
Paul Calvisi and Kyle Odegard make the debate at the top questions heading into free agency.
Frank Caliendo: How I Persuaded J.J. Watt To Join Cardinals
Comedian Frank Caliendo joins NFL Network's Jane Slater for an interview.
Next Gen Stats: Why J.J. Watt Can Get His Mojo Back In Arizona
Next Gen Stats breaks down why J.J. Watt's sack output could spike with the Cardinals.
Watt: 'There Is An Energy In The Air'
Newly signed DE J.J. Watt meets the media during his introductory press conference on Tuesday.
'GMFB': Why J.J. Watt Chose The Cardinals
The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses why DE J.J. Watt chose the Arizona Cardinals.
Cardinals Position Overview 2021: Defensive Line
Offseason signing of J.J. Watt bolstered position
J.J. Watt Embracing Offseason Preparation With Cardinals
Star defensive end laying groundwork in advance of regular season
Big-Name Offseason Additions Adamant They Still Have Game
Cardinals looking for vintage seasons from J.J. Watt, A.J. Green, Malcolm Butler
A Signing For The Ages: J.J. Watt Hopes To Replicate Reggie White Impact
New Cardinals defensive lineman wants to do what Packers star did after turning 32
Free Agent Primer 2021: Defensive Line
With J.J. Watt aboard, how else will Cardinals handle position group?
Cards Work To Make J.J. Watt Cap Number Reasonable
As expected, team was careful with structure to make contract work in 2021
Pat Tillman Legacy Means Something To J.J. Watt
New Cardinals defensive end already was working with Tillman Foundation
No Longer A Secret Why J.J. Watt Chose The Cardinals
Three-time Defensive Player of the Year wants to 'dominate' with new team
With Permission From Marshall Goldberg's Daughter, J.J. Watt Will Wear No. 99
Cardinals' new addition received blessing to bring back retired jersey number
Watt Just Happened: J.J. Watt Agrees To Sign With Cardinals
Defensive end stuns NFL with decision to come to Arizona