JJ Watt Signs With the Cardinals: Is Arizona a Contender?
JJ Watt Signs with the Cardinals and the NFL world is turning upside down. Up until the announcement, many believed he would sign with the Browns, Packers, or the Bills. Watt obviously appreciates the warmer weather. This is a big signing for the Cardinal’s defense, but will they suddenly become contenders?
(picture by @DaringSharpe, it’s sick!)
JJ Watt Signs With the Cardinals
The news broke around the league and the questions emerged. How long, how much did he make, and why Arizona? Here are the answers.
Breaking: J.J. Watt announced that he’s signing with the Arizona Cardinals.
The Cardinals are giving Watt a two-year, $31 million deal that includes $23 million guaranteed, a source told @AdamSchefter. pic.twitter.com/LFOuRjcNLx
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 1, 2021
I was told JJ Watt’s first criteria in choosing his team would be the the quality of the quarterback. So this seems an endorsement of @K1 https://t.co/VitQfjrquN
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) March 1, 2021
Arizona Cardinals 2021 Odds
The Cardinals were not considered Super Bowl contenders before signing JJ Watt. According to the sports betting odds that has changed. The Cardinals were as high as 50-1 to win it all this year, that number dipped significantly after acquiring Watt and now is as low as 30-1, depending on where you shop. The Cardinals are 16-1 to win the NFC and 5-1 to win the NFC West which is last in the division.
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There were several other teams that had a chance to sign JJ Watt. Reports indicate that nine other teams were going after Watt. All indications suggest that the Buffalo Bills were the biggest challengers to Watt signing in the desert.
Was told the Cardinals beat out 9 teams for JJ Watt. Buffalo was biggest competition
— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) March 1, 2021
Watt may not have many years left, but he is a force on defense and he is a leader. All eyes will be on Watt in the desert this year as he looks to make the Cardinals a contender.