March 21, 2018

Texans Top 20 of 2013: #1 J.J. Watt

In this series, we look at the top 20 Houston Texans of the 2013 season. 



For the second season in a row, defensive end J.J. Watt has set the bar on what a dominate NFL season should look like. Watt once again put up good enough numbers and production to be considered for the NFL defensive player of the year. Watt did not go a game in 2013, without a sack or quarterback hit, and this streak dates back to his rookie season of week nine. He has gone 43 straight games, including the playoffs, to register a total in each of those respective categories.

Watt this season had 80 total tackles (65 solo, 15 assists) 10.5 sacks, 22 tackles for loss, 4 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 2 blocked field goals and 7 pass deflections. His numbers are off the charts, and when you consider he is a 3-4 defensive end it only makes the numbers that more impressive. Watt was a force that at times appeared to be the only one on defense at times, and is clear he needs help on the defensive line to take pressure off of him to do it all.

He was clearly the best player for the Texans in 2013, and it wasn’t up for debate. Two seasons of domination from Watt has been fun to watch, and seeing how much more he can grow as a football player will be even more reason to watch the defensive end.

Watt will be the centerpiece of a Texans defense that will have a slight change for the 2014 season, and seeing how new defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel will use Watt in the defense will be a key topic in 2014.



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