Watt spoke to reporters on Tuesday a day after he announced his decision to sign with the Cardinals and spoke about the situation in Houston involving his longtime friend and quarterback.
“I love Deshaun. I love Deshaun,” Watt said. “We speak often. He’s an incredible player, but he’s also an incredible person. He’s a special human being and he’s obviously unbelievably talented as an athlete, but he is also just a great person.”
Watt continued: “I tell him, the one thing I want for Deshaun Watson is for him to be happy. He deserves it and I want him to be happy. So whatever that looks like for him, that’s what I want for him.”
Watson’s happiness has certainly a point of contention as reports indicate his unwillingness to play for the Texans.
At the same time, Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair came out last month to settle any trade rumors involving Watson shortly after releasing Watt.
“There is a lot of misinformation out there, I’ll leave it at that,” McNair said, via ESPN. “Today we want [to] focus on J.J. Deshaun is our quarterback, he is a Texan, and we expect him to remain a Texan, and we’ll leave [it at] that.”
If Watson chooses to hold out next season, he could reportedly miss out on over $20 million.