HOUSTON (Sports Radio 610) - Former Houston Texans legend J.J. Watt looks to be zeroing in on his final destination in the coming weeks, with three contenders rumored to be in the lead for the 31-year-old.
Watt, who was released by the Texans in a mutual decision on February 12th, now reportedly sees the Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills, and Green Bay Packers as the leading teams for his signature. .
ESPN Seattle's John Clayton was first on the report.
Clayton also noted that Tennessee and Green Bay were the two likely contenders for Watt's services, and that Oakland also holds an outside chance at landing the five-time Pro Bowler.
"I think it’s going to be Tennessee, Buffalo, or Green Bay," Clayton said on Radio.com's 93.7 the fan in Pittsburgh. "Probably more Tennessee or Green Bay. Outside chance of the Raiders."
Originally thought to be leaning towards the Pittsburgh Steelers due to his familial connections with the team, Watt seems to be looking to join a Super Bowl contender for the 2021 season.
Watt left the Texans as arguably the greatest player in franchise history, being named First-Team All-Pro five times, winning the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year award three times, and twice finishing as the NFL's leader in sacks in 2012 and 2015.
Watt also won the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award in 2017, and was named to the Sporting News NFL All-Decade team for the 2010's.