J.J. Watt reunited with DeAndre Hopkins as star players abandon Houston Texan’s sinking ship



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J.J. Watt and DeAndre Hopkins are back together with the Arizona Cardinals

Jackson Dungan, Reporter

When asked about a “big three” in sports, people tend to think of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami or Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman in Chicago.  However, the new and improved big three lies in Glendale, with the likes of Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins and the newest star of the Arizona Cardinals, J.J. Watt.

On Monday, Watt signed a two year, $31 million deal with $23 million guaranteed to play for the Cardinals.

Watt played 128 games during his 10 year career with the Houston Texans.  He had 494 tackles and 101 sacks.

With the signing of this new contract, Watt will be reunited with former Texan’s teammate DeAndre Hopkins, as the urge to leave Houston seems to grow stronger by the day for future hall of famers.

Texan’s quarterback Deshaun Watson has been begging for a trade after team officials failed to communicate with him regarding the hiring of new head coach David Culley.

The situation in Houston has begun to seem like an episode out of an NFL reality TV show. A typical communication breakdown results in the request for the divorce of a relationship.

Watson has refused to play another game for Houston and he is expected to lose upwards of $20.2 million if he does not start under center.

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who is represented by the same agent as Watson, was quoted as saying “I highly doubt he will suit up in a Texans’ uniform again. He’s extremely serious.”

Now that the Texans are without a starting quarterback in Watson, where do they go from here?

Do you trust the words of your former first round pick that he will refuse to play another game and draft a quarterback?

Do you hold Watson accountable for his actions and fine him for not attending training?

Do you hold him ‘captive’ under his contract until you can find a trade that suits both Watson and the organization?

It has become a difficult situation that seems to be unravelling worse than Geraldo Rivera opening Al Capone’s empty vault in 1986.

As bad as things seem to be going in Houston, the future looks bright for Cardinals fans.

Watt teaming up with Chandler Jones and the explosive dynamic of Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins on offense?

Even if you don’t believe in Santa, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas every Sunday for Cards fans.