Following Sunday’s tough loss to the Titans, Houston Texans stars JJ Watt and Deshaun Watson had a heartbreaking exchange walking off the field.
No one will ever question how much Houston Texans standouts JJ Watt and Deshaun Watson love the team. Each and every game, despite Houston having an awful season, the two played with everything they had.
It just wasn’t enough, though, as the Texans finished things at 4-12 following the 41-38 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Following that defeat, Watson and Watt were caught on video having a truly heartbreaking exchange. You can tell just how much this season wore on them.
JJ Watt and Deshaun Watson after Sunday's season finale:
Watt: "I'm sorry. I'm sorry. We wasted one of your years."
Watson: "We should have 11 wins."
These two gave it their all.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) January 5, 2021
Houston Texans playmakers J.J. Watt and Deshaun Watson deserve so much more
If you’re a Texans fan, that video is incredibly hard to watch. Not because the team sputtered to its horrendous campaign, but because of how much it meant to both Watson and Watt. They’ve stood by the organization through so many rough times, including Sunday’s loss.
Watt turning to Watson and saying, “we wasted one of your years” just hits a person right in the feels. Time and time again, Watson would play through injuries for the Texans, literally putting his body on the line to help the team get some wins. On the year, he led the league with his 4,823 passing yards, while adding 33 touchdowns.
On the ground, Watson added 444 more yards and three scores. As for Watt, his toughness can’t be matched in the NFL. The stud defensive end posted 52 tackles, five sacks and an interception he took back to the house for six.
Even with the two leading the offense and defense, respectively, Houston closed the year with only four victories. For the sake of both players, you can only hope better days are ahead.