JJ Watt, the Houston Texans star, gigged the Jacksonville Jaguars again Wednesday. It wasn’t bad enough that he helped destroy their offense three days before while picking up a career benchmark.
Watt tweeted “trying to turn on Christmas music but the calendar be like …”
The photos Watt posted showed the Jaguars linemen grabbing him by the waist. Holding.
They grabbed him by the shoulder. Um, holding.
And, they pulled on his jersey. Yes, that’s holding, too.
The Houston Texans have been woeful this season, winning only two games. But they have beaten Jacksonville twice this season, including last Sunday’s 27-25 road win. In fact, the last time the Jags beat the Texans was the week before Christmas in 2017.
In the victory, Watt picked up his 100th career sack. He bulled past Jawaan Taylor to sack Jake Luton on a third-and-four play in the fourth quarter. Watt also swatted away the football.
JJ Watt Talked About Team Rather Than His Sack Achievement
“To do it on a day we got a win as a team means a lot to me,” Watt said after the game. “Football is the ultimate team game. Nobody does anything by themselves in football. That’s why it’s so special.”
Watt is the fourth fastest player in NFL history to reach 100 sacks. It took him 120 games. Who got to 100 faster than Watt? How about NFL legends DeMarcus Ware, Reggie White and Bruce Smith.
Watt also is the first player in NFL history with 100 sacks and multiple seasons with at least 20 sacks. So far this season, Watt has four sacks.
The Texans were ready for sack No. 100. The public relations team already had congratulatory messages from Watt’s parents, his former coaches and at least one opposing quarterback in Drew Brees.