Chicago Bears: Pros and cons of signing J.J. Watt

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Chicago Bears signing J.J. Watt: The Pros

Not all is bad when it comes to J.J. Watt though. In fact, he might have a renewed vigor to produce at a high level moving to a new team. Playing with his brothers makes a lot of sense as the three of them, especially him and T.J. will find a way to feed off of one another.

J.J. Watt is still a star with plenty to offer

The Chicago Bears defense is not the Houston Texans defense. This team has way more talent on the defensive side of the ball. Should the Chicago Bears bring J.J. Watt in, he would likely play the opposite of Akiem Hicks. The team would see a rotation of Hicks, Watt and Bilal Nichols should the two sides come to an agreement. With Eddie Goldman coming back to man the middle, Nichols could also rotate out at that position as we saw this season. On paper, this is one hell of a line.

Although Watt only recorded five sacks in 2020, do not sleep on him. He has the ability and the talent to bounce back. However, do the Chicago Bears have the luxury to bring in a guy like Watt this year? That’s a tough call.

Others will follow a player like J.J. Watt

Maybe bringing in J.J. Watt is exactly what the Chicago Bears need to do. Did you see what happened this offseason when the Chicago Bears missed out on Tom Brady? Brady not only won the Buccaneers a Super Bowl, but he did so by bringing in some veteran talent to play with him.

Leonard Fournette, Antonio Brown and Rob Gronkowski all followed Brady and played important roles throughout the season on their way to winning Super Bowl LV. Should the Chicago Bears sign J.J. Watt to a team-friendly deal, it is possible adding him to the roster will sway the decision of others to come play in Chicago. In fact, could it lead to Deshaun Watson waiving his no-trade clause to come play for the Bears if Watt was already signed? I would think it could play a part.