Denver Broncos: The case for and against signing JJ Watt
Pro No. 2: JJ Watt could bring some much-needed leadership.
As a veteran, JJ Watt has shown some leadership on and off the field.
He fights for his team, to the point of a bloody nose, and doesn’t quit on a play.
More importantly, however, is his off the field contributions. Watt has appeared in several commercials, including one in which he helps out clean up the city of Houston after a hurricane.
The city of Denver needs a guy like Watt. It would be huge to have him in that community along with safety Justin Simmons, who was the team’s Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee.
This Broncos team is very young. Adding Watt would be huge to the young players. He could teach them a thing or two about his time in the league, and also possibly life.
What more do you want? I’m sold.
Con No. 2: How much would JJ Watt cost?
As would be expected, Watt will probably want to cash in with a new team.
The Broncos might not be willing to do that.
Sure, you would be getting a quality player on the defensive line, but are you going to break the bank for him? It might be too much of a risk with his injury history.
Also, the Broncos want to sign their own free agents, including Justin Simmons. It’s unknown what the salary cap situation will look like when they sign their own players.
They may also look to pay a different player, a different position, more money. Depending on who that player is, it could be a much better deal for the Broncos.
I’m also not completely sold on this: How much better of a team would the Broncos be if they sign Watt? Are they a contending team if that move happens?