On Thursday, the Houston Texans officially exercised the fifth-year option on the rookie contract of J.J.Watt, according to ESPN.com. This is great news, because it means the team will keep their former 11th overall pick another year, making him a free agent in 2016.
J.J. Watt was the 11th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, which is important to remember because members of the 2011 draft class were the first ones who signed a rookie contract under terms of the most recent collective bargaining agreement.
With the first overall pick in 2014, the team is expected to add Jadeveon Clowney from South Carolina. This could be one of the scariest defenses come mid season. It was an easy decision to pick up Watt, but will it be an easy decision to draft Clowney? We will find out in a little over 20 days.