Could you imagine J.J. Watt and his brother on the same team? Well, it is happening in my latest trade prediction. The Texans send pass rusher J.J. Watt to the Steelers and in return, they land wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and a 5th round pick.
The Texans lost DeAndre Hopkins and need a true number one receiver. This gives JuJu a new home closer to Cali, and also allows the Steelers to keep grooming the rookie Chase Claypool.
The Steelers have Cameron Hayward and J.J. Watt on the ends with the younger Watt terrorizing the edge.
The Steelers are in the running right now as the best team in football, and let’s face it, if you can give up a player who is really not doing much to gain a player that can change the outcome of a game and a late rounder you make the trade.
Watt is the mayor of Texas, this move would be hard, but leaving to be with his brother would be huge. Watt fits the Pittsburgh mold perfectly and this is a great move for both players.
Smith-Schuster has 23 receptions for 194 yards and three touchdowns this year, but his targets have been declining since the emergence of Mapletoron Chase Claypool. Last week he was targetted 4 times against the Browns and finished the game with 6 yards. The week before that, when Claypool scored four touchdowns, JuJu had 5 receptions for 28 yards. and zero touchdowns.
The Texans could utilize him heavily and need a star wide out. It would be hard to get rid of Watt as he is a fan favorite, but they will need to get rid of him eventually, you might want to try to land a star wide out before he fades away.
Player trades happen very rarely in the NFL, but I would be all on board if this one happened.