|8||Packers||L 21 - 24|
|7||Texans||W 31 - 5||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|6||@Browns||W 37 - 14||5||1||4||1||1||1|
|5||49ers||W 17 - 10||2||2||0||0||1||0|
|4||@Rams||W 37 - 20||1||0||1||0||0||0|
|3||@Jaguars||W 31 - 19||2||1||1||0||0||0|
|2||Vikings||W 34 - 33||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|1||@Titans||W 38 - 13||0||0||0||0||0||0|
- 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.
Watt: 'Just Another Game'
J.J. Watt talks about playing against his former team, and how the team overcome adversity without key personnel.
J.J. Watt Reacts To Cardinals First 6-0 Start Since 1974
DE J.J. Watt reacts to Cardinals first 6-0 start for since 1974
Watt Chases Down Mayfield For The Strip-Sack
DE J.J. Watt strip-sacks Browns QB Baker Mayfield and LB Devon Kennard recovers the ball to force the third turnover of the game
Watt: 'Just Doing What I'm Asked To Do'
J.J. Watt talks about getting more and more comfortable with the defensive scheme as weeks go by.
Watt: 'Stopping The Run; That's The No. 1 Thing'
DL J.J. Watt discusses areas the defense needs to improve on heading into Week 5.
Watt Blows Through The Line To Make TFL
DE J.J. Watt blows through the Jaguars offensive line and takes down Jaguars RB James Robinson for a loss
Watt: 'It's Part Of The Early Season'
DL J.J. Watt discusses the defensive line's struggles against the run in week 2, and how they are aiming to correct last week's mistakes.
Wired - J.J. Watt vs Titans
Listen in to DL J.J. Watt mic'd up during the Cardinals' win against the Tennessee Titans.
Watt: 'It Worked Out Perfectly'
DL J.J. Watt discusses the megawatt offensive package that led to a Kyler Murray touchdown in Week 1, and the team's upcoming matchup versus the Minnesota Vikings.
Watt: 'You Have To Have That Trust'
DE J.J. Watt talks to the media about leadership and the culture in the locker room as they prepare for week one.
Watt: 'Excited To Be Playing With The Guys'
DL J.J. Watt talks to the media about returning to practice and playing with the team.
Dimukeje Talks Marcus Golden: 'He's Led Me Since I've Been Here…I Try To Pick His Brain'
Rookie defensive lineman Victor Dimukeje talks to the media after practice on Tuesday
'Top 100 Players of 2021': J.J. Watt At No. 66
Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt has been voted as the No. 66 player in the NFL on the "Top 100 Players of 2021" rankings.
Camp Credentials - Defensive Line
Craig Giralou and Mike Jurecki discuss the depth of the defensive line.
Kingsbury On Watt: 'He Likes The Mentor Role'
Head coach Kliff Kingsbury talks to the media before the Red White Practice on Saturday.
Allen: 'It's Been A Great Camp So Far'
DL Zach Allen talks about being in pads for the first time this Training Camp and how he is learning from J.J. Watt.
Hopkins On Green: 'I've Never Played With Anyone Of His Caliber'
DeAndre Hopkins talks to the media after Monday's practice at Cards Camp
Watt: 'It's All About Week One'
DL J.J. Watt talks to the media about his injury and preparation for the regular season.
Lawrence: 'It's A Special Feeling'
DL Rashard Lawrence talks about his mentality coming into his second season in this defense, and the impact J.J. Watt has made.
Kingsbury: 'You Evolve Each Year'
Head coach Kliff Kingsbury meets the media on Wednesday and discusses the offense and evolution through the years.
Minicamp Highlights - Work Never Stops
Check out highlights of the Cardinals from this year's minicamp.
Media Day 2021 - Behind The Scenes
Go behind the scenes and take a look at the players participating in the team's media day.
Quick Slant - 'First Day Of School'
Lisa Matthews, Rolando Cantú and Kyle Odegard breakdown the first day of OTAs at Cardinals headquarters.
Steve Keim: J.J. Watt Still Leading, Kyler Murray Still An Unknown
GM likes progress Hopkins has made with hamstring injury
J.J. Watt Around Cards' Facility, But Beyond That, Timeline Is Mystery
Defensive lineman went on Injured Reserve on Nov. 6
J.J. Watt Goes To Injured Reserve As Rodney Hudson Activated
Rashard Lawrence also on IR as Cardinals make moves ahead of Niners game
Steve Keim: Still 'Possibility' J.J. Watt Returns
GM says miscommunication on late interception is 'learning lesson'
J.J. Watt To Have Surgery After Shoulder Injury
Kingsbury declines to say if Watt could still return
Reports: J.J. Watt Getting Potential Season-Ending Surgery
Defensive lineman dealing with shoulder injury
Cardinals Will Be Without J.J. Watt Against Packers
Notes: Defensive lineman has shoulder problem; With Max Garcia hurting, center a question
Playing Against Texans For First Time 'Different' For J.J. Watt
Veteran defensive lineman says team is not the same one he played with in 2020
Max Protect Cuts Down Sacks, But Vance Joseph Likes It For His Defense
Notes: Watt not sweating sackless start; Murphy, Edmonds still sidelined
Of Snap Counts And Grades: Jaguars Game
Hopkins' ribs don't cut down playing time; Kirk's grades remain high
Whether Attention On J.J. Watt Or Chandler Jones, Cardinals Benefit
Notes: Joseph explains limited snaps for Zaven Collins
J.J. Watt Gives The Details On 'MegaWatt'
Defensive lineman admits it was only briefly practiced
Making Sure J.J. Watt Stays Fresh Should Be A Snap
Joseph confident Cardinals' D-line depth can help veteran
Cardinals Name Their Captains For The 2021 Season
Notes: Josh Jones set at right guard; only Daniels limited at practice
'Tired Of Being Called Young Guys,' Drafted Defensive Linemen Bond
Allen, Dogbe, Fotu, Lawrence band together at end of 2020 to improve play
Jordan Phillips Goes On Injured Reserve, Justin Pugh Activated
Defensive lineman has missed almost all of camp with injuries, Covid
J.J. Watt Comes Off PUP 'Like A Dog Chasing A Tennis Ball'
Defensive lineman eagerly works in first practice of training camp
Reason To Celebrate: Dennis Gardeck Activated From PUP List
Notes: Isabella activated from Covid list; Barcoo fails physical