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JJ Watt?

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by lamberts lunatic, Jan 18, 2021.

  1. lamberts lunatic

    lamberts lunatic Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    just read a story about him leaving Texans next year. Story said Steelers might be interested because of marketing all three brothers would be good for the franchise. I can see it now. My game shirt on the back will say 3 Watts.
  2. Steelhammer92

    Steelhammer92 Well-Known Member

    May 19, 2015
    cool, but unless he's willing to take a bargain contract, i don't know what the point would be. DL is a position of strength, we have much more pressing needs. we also have our own free agents to worry about and are up against the cap.
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  3. MadtownDruankard

    MadtownDruankard Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2015
    Not sure he's a good fit in the 3-4. I guess if he's willing to play half the snaps . Doubt he'd be willing to take that kind of a pay cut to play with his brother.
  4. SteelersFanCanada

    SteelersFanCanada Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2019
    I think we would all enjoy the Watt references that would be used weekly.

    Maximum Watt-age
    Increased Watt-age
    Watt now?
    Turn down for Watt?

    So many possibilities..
  5. zcoop

    zcoop Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2018
    Way too expensive and limiting.
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  6. SteelersFanIrl

    SteelersFanIrl Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    Texans will cut him, he has no guarantees left so it’s a no brainer for them. Nobody will trade for his contract. He will then be free to go wherever he wants and sign whatever deal he wants.

    I think he would love it in Pittsburgh with his brothers, would be a dream come true for all of them, but it would have to be a cut price deal, I'm thinking $4m or thereabouts to make it doable for the Steelers. They would find a way to work him in. He lines up all over for Houston

    It probably won’t happen but it would be cool to see.
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    BURGH43STEL Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    The only way I could see them attempting to bring Watt in is at a reduced role for depth. If the price is right why not?
  8. Jball

    Jball Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    They'd have to trade Tuitt. You may be able to get a 3rd for him.

    And obviously Watt would have except a friendly contract extention. His cap hit is $17.5 million.

    Take your 3rd and draft another DL to groom. Do it if you want, we aren't winning anything the next couple years anyway. At least we'd get something for Tuitt to help the rebuild.
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  9. doubleyoi


    Apr 26, 2012
    No way marketing influences this decision. Sell more tickets? Please.
  10. Marvology

    Marvology Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2019
    This isn't that kind of franchise, maybe Jerry Jones would sign him to get more camera time.
  11. AFan

    AFan Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2011
    seriously, what could be the value of “marketing”? They sell a few stupid t-shirts with the 3 Watt brothers and some dumb slogan on it? Yup, that’d be worth the extra cap hit.
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  12. mytake

    mytake Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2016
    If he is trying to win a championship, going to Kansas City or Buffalo would be a better place than Pittsburgh.
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  13. blackandgoldpatrol

    blackandgoldpatrol Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2011
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  14. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2019
    Is that the article that said he would play for as little as 4 million? I wonder if he actually talked to any of the Watts, or like many of those stories just wrote 'Watt' ever came into his head.
  15. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2019
    Next some guy will write a story since we signed Trey Edmunds back to a reserve futures contract the Bills will trade Tremaine to us for our 7th round pick.
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  16. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2019
    Actually if they cut him he becomes a FA and his old contract is void. There is no cap hit for the Texans if they cut him, and I doubt where ever he might choose to sign is going to give him that kind of money.
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  17. Marvology

    Marvology Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2019
    I think he would hate playing here, because 3-4 Dlinemen are just setting up plays for LBs. JJ loves attention I don’t think he could handle not being a grunt.
  18. Steel Hog

    Steel Hog Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2017
    I am wondering if we're keeping Derek around and if so, why?
  19. AFan

    AFan Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2011
    Maybe they could get Ronde and Tiki Barber to come back, too

    I remember reading somewhere that in the old days of traveling barnstorming baseball teams there was a team that consisted entirely of identical twins. Something to consider.
  20. blake duerden

    blake duerden Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2017
    there will be no additions this time, just keeping who ever we can
  21. The Sodfather

    The Sodfather Well-Known Member

    Nov 17, 2014
    It doesn't make financial or tactical sense, as much as I like the guy.
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  22. NDsteelerfan

    NDsteelerfan Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    they dont have to trade anything to the texans...texans are not resigning him, making him free to go where he chooses
  23. NDsteelerfan

    NDsteelerfan Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    with a new OC, his role may be more prominent...we shall see
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  24. LambertsDentist

    LambertsDentist Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Heyward is getting old. Still playing well but his play could drop off the cliff at any time. So let's get another aged lineman to replace or spell him? No offense but that doesn't make much sense.
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  25. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 16, 2011
    Would love to have him, love his attitude, his speech about not quitting and playing for the fans, how can you not like the guy but there is just no way they can afford him with all the other pressing needs they have.

    Would have to be an amazing discount.

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