Cardinals DE J.J. Watt says he wants Texans QB Deshaun Watson ‘to be happy’

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New Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt fielded questions from the Phoenix media as he made his introduction to his second NFL team.

During the course of his introductory presser, there were questions about his former team, the Houston Texans, that popped up, including his former quarterback Deshaun Watson.

“I love Deshaun,” Watt said. “We speak often, he’s an incredible player, but he’s 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. And I tell him the one thing I want for Deshaun Watson is for him to be happy.”

Currently, the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback is not in a happy place as Watson has reportedly told new coach David Culley that he does not intend to play a down for the Texans ever again. In fact, the former 2017 first-round pick has requested a trade and doesn’t want to be a part of the new regime with Culley and general manager Nick Caserio.

“He deserves it and I want him to be happy,” Watt said of Watson. “So whatever that looks like for him, that’s what I want for him.”

What it could look like is No. 4 suiting up with another NFL franchise in 2021, just like No. 99. While that would bring happiness for Watson and by extension Watt, it would cast Houston sports fans into uttermost darkness in 2021 where there will be a weeping and gnashing of teeth.