Simply put, J.J. Watt is one of the NFL’s most dynamic players. On the field, Justin James Watt known to the world as J.J. Watt has a reputation as the tough, rugged, bloody-faced star of the Houston Texans defense. Through four short years in the NFL, Watt has developed into one of the most feared defensive players in the league, and over time, he has also become one of the most well compensated.
It was just around this time last year that Watt signed a six-year, $100 million contract extension, but even with the pay bump, that didn’t stop him from once again having one of the most productive seasons of any player in the NFL. He finished the 2014 season with 20.5 sacks (second in the NFL), while adding 78 total tackles, four forced fumbles, and making the third Pro Bowl of his career.
Our friends over at ManKindUnplugged recently had the opportunity to sit down with Watt to discuss his outlook on the Texans’ 2015 season, his meet-up with his celebrity crush Jennifer Aniston, and whether he has any other celeb crushes:
what are you looking forward to next season?
JJ: An opportunity to get better. I’m a big fan of our team and I love the way that our guys are working. I love the way our guys are coming together and the chemistry that we have. So I’m really looking forward to getting back to work with those guys and working toward one common goal.
Tam: Great. What would people be surprised to know about you?
JJ: I don’t know. I’m a little more goofy than I think people give me credit for. I like to have fun. I like to have a good time. People don’t always get to see that.
Tam: I’ve read some comparisons between you and Gronk [Rob Gronkowski]. What do you think about those comparisons?
JJ: I think he’s an absolutely phenomenal athlete, so I appreciate those comparisons in that aspect. I would imagine we live a little bit different lifestyles, but I like that he goes out there, and he owns it, and he has a blast doing what he does. He also has a few brothers in the NFL and I have a few brothers in college…I have a lot of respect for the guy’s game.
Tam: Where are your brothers now?
JJ: They both play for Wisconsin.
Tam: Aside from Jennifer Aniston, who else do you have a crush on?
To check out JJ’s answer and read the rest of the interview, head over to ManKindUnplugged.