Primanti Brothers make an offer to the Watt brothers if Steelers sign J.J. Watt
When someone mentions the city of Pittsburgh, two things come to mind. The first is Steelers football. A very close second would be Primanti Brothers.
While both are synonymous with Pittsburgh, depending on how things work out, the two could become inseparable in a way no one ever imagined. Well, that is if the Steelers manage to land the most highly sought after free agent of the 2021 offseason.
While not a surprising move, albeit perhaps slightly unexpected, the Houston Texans released their star defensive end, JJ Watt, despite one year left in his contract. Part of the reason the Texans released JJ Watt stems from his postgame interview in which he showed a lot of discontent with the Texans questioning the team and or teammates that lacked a desire to win back on December 27th after yet another Texans loss. Following the end of the season, JJ Watt discussed his situation with the team owners. After which, the Texans granted his outright release allowing him to sign with another team on February 12th. His departure has led to a free agent frenzy, in which upwards of a dozen teams have at least expressed an interest in signing the eldest Watt brother.
Now it’s no secret the Steelers had probably considered a trade to acquire JJ Watt from the Texans during the 2020 season. If not, they heard calls from many fans to consider one. Why? Well, with the season injuries to Devin Bush and Bud Dupree, his services were in high demand. The second reason is that fans wanted to see all three Watt brothers united, if for no other reason. Why not the prospect of JJ Watt playing alongside his younger brother TJ Watt is a delicious proposition that could cause a dilemma for many NFL offenses. That said, knowing the Steelers are cash strapped, the notion of actually signing still seems unlikely at best. It seemed that way until Primanti Brothers involved themselves in the bidding frenzy to sign JJ. They made him their own offer, perhaps one he can’t refuse.
The obvious question is, how could a Pittsburgh based restaurant influence who signs JJ Watt? Easy name the restaurant chain after them.