JJ Watt signs a multi-year deal with CBS Sports to serve as NFL studio analyst

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Legendary defense JJ Watt moves from the field to the stand. The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year has signed a multi-year deal with CBS Sports to serve as NFL studio analyst.

“We are thrilled to welcome JJ to the CBS Sports family and add one of the greatest defensive players of all time to our team,” CBS Sports president David Berson said in a statement. “As he leaves the field following a Hall of Fame career, JJ brings deep passion, unique insights and opinions from today’s NFL. We think fans will enjoy what JJ brings to our coverage.”

Watt made the official announcement on his social media on Thursday:

“I love the game too much to absolutely love it. I am very excited to join CBS Sports to contribute to all of their NFL shows and platforms, including working with and learning from JB, Coach, Boomer, Phil and Nate this fall,” Watt said in a statement. “Hopefully fans will enjoy the insights and knowledge I’ve gained during my 12 years in the NFL and if we’re lucky we’ll get a few along the way as well. smile.”

The NFL sack artist announced his retirement in December after 12 NFL seasons. Watt accumulated a total of 114.5 sacks, ranking for No. 24 all-time (since 1982). Watt was selected by the Houston Texans with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft from Wisconsin. He played 10 seasons in Houston before spending his last two seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. In his impressive career, Watt won five Pro Bowls, twice led the NFL in sacks, won Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year in 2017 and was named an All-Pro seven times. His three Defensive Player of the Year awards are tied for the most part with Aaron Donald and Lawrence Taylor.

Watt’s 2014 campaign was one of the most unique seasons in NFL history. He recorded 20.5 sacks, 29 tackles for loss, 51 QB hits, two defensive touchdowns, three receiving touchdowns, and won Defensive Player of the Year while finishing second in MVP Voting.

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