Chicago Bears should only consider J.J. Watt if these three things happen

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The Chicago Bears can only add J.J. Watt if he is released

J.J. Watt is in the last year of his contract with the Texans. He is set to make $17 million dollars this season, but does not cost the Texans anything in dead cap space should they cut him. Houston will obviously prefer to trade Watt and acquire some draft capital for the guy who has been the face of the franchise for the last 10 years. That might not be possible though.

The Chicago Bears should not be giving up any draft capital for J.J. Watt unless maybe it is a seventh-round pick and the Bears received permission to talk to Watt about his contract ahead of time. However, if the Texans cannot find a trade partner and the franchise decides to do right by Watt and allow him to move onto a team of his choosing, maybe the Bears are in play.

Why would Watt choose Chicago though? Well, it would only be for his wife if we are being honest. Watt’s more likely to choose a team with true Super Bowl chances in 2021 and 2022. However, at this point in his life maybe he decides he wants to be in the same city as his wife who now plays professional soccer for the Chicago Red Stars.

Watt does plenty for children through various charity work, but what if he and his wife decide to have some of their own? Having their home teams in the same city might be beneficial.