J.J. Watt will help do for the Arizona Cardinals what DeMarcus Lawrence did for the Denver Broncos
Let’s look at the similarities here. Used to play for an NFL team in Texas? Check. Went to a team in the west? Check. Got a franchise quarterback and a great wide receivers? Check (Okay, maybe not towards the end of 2015, Peyton Manning).
Regardless, J.J. Watt is going to play a huge role in the Cardinals getting back to the Super Bowl. He may not play every game this year, but if that means having him fresh for later on in the year when the schedule gets tough, that’s all that matters.
Watt will demand double teams that will let Zaven Collins and Isaiah Simmons run freely towards the ball carrier. Vance Joseph has elevated this defense every year he’s been here, but they haven’t cracked the top ten yet.
That’s until this year. Then, the pressure generated from the front seven will be the best Cardinals fans have seen and result in the secondary not having to work that hard as they remain as one of the weakest positions on the entire roster.