Watt would be a perfect fit to plug into the Steelers defense
Everyone talks about J.J. Watt and how much of a tough football player that he is. The relentless motor is something that helped him forge a path into the Hall of Fame after he decides to retire. His career is starting to slip when it comes to production and staying healthy, but his name carries a lot of weight still in this league.
Right now, the Steelers do not seem to have a perfect solution to replace Stephon Tuitt. They will be trying to have a group of three to four players work together to try and replace Tuitt at his vacant starting spot in 2022. Depending on how successful that goes and if a player cannot emerge as a legit successor, Watt could become a prime free agency target.
If none of the current players on the roster show enough and some leave in free agency, this veteran should be an option. Getting into this room as someone with a wealth of knowledge and helping transition some of these young guys into bigger roles would be huge for this defense. Isaiahh Loudermilk and DeMarvin Leal would benefit from this signing.
No matter if he would be signed on as the starter or if he would get more breaks than he is used to. That would allow for these younger players to continue to grow at a slower rate and allow for Watt to potentially have a starting job on a good defensive unit. This would be a nice fit for this player and the Steelers if he becomes a free agent in 2023.
J.J. Watt would be a great addition to this Steelers defense in 2023. There are a lot of dominos that are aiming towards this becoming more of a reality then it was the last time he was a free agent.