RENTON, Wash. — This was always the plan for J.J. Watt, to be considered one of the best players in the NFL, even during those months when he was a man without a football home and delivering pizzas to pass the time.
“My whole life I’ve had expectations for myself and goals for myself that a lot of other people thought were unrealistic or didn’t think were possible,” Watt said Wednesday. “And that was fine by me. All I needed was myself to believe in the goals and the people who were immediately around me. That’s all that matters to me.”