Updated: Feb 14, 2021
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J.J. Watt revealed this morning on Twitter that the Texans and he have decided to mutually part ways. Watt is now a free agent and is able to pick his next team that he wants to play for. This news got Steelers fans thinking that Watt might take a team-friendly deal and sign with the Steelers to play with his brothers T.J. and Derek.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Steelers are the odds-on favorite at +400 to sign Watt.
The Packers have the second-best odds to land Watt at +900. Watt, who turns 32 in March, is in the late stage of his career and is looking to cap off his Hall of Famer career with a Super Bowl ring, and returning to his home state of Wisconsin to play for the Packers might be his best option to do so.
The Bills and Seahawks are tied for the third-best odds at +1000. The Bills reached the AFC Championship Game this past year and have a young promising quarterback in Josh Allen. The Seahawks will always be contenders as long as they have Russell Wilson under center. Both seem like reasonable options for Watt, but I think it will come down to the Steelers and Packers. And I think the latter is more likely if Watt truly wants to win a ring before he retires.
However, as Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network mentioned, Watt has made a ton of money in his career and there could be value to playing with his two brothers to finish out his career while taking less money.