Houston – (CBS HOUSTON) Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt signed a 7-year $100M contract befor the 2014 season. At the time becoming the highest paid defensive player on football.
On Wednesday, Watt told Nick Wright and John Lopez on In The Loop on SportsRadio 610 that he isn’t going to play too long in the NFL.
“I don’t have any idea what the answer is,” Watt said when asked if he had an ideal age he’d like to play to. “I’m going to continue to play until I feel like I can’t play at that highest level anymore.
“I can tell you right now that I am not going to be one of those guys that is going to play as long as I possibly can. I have no interest in that. I want to go out there, I want to play at an extremely high level, I want to help my team out and I want to love playing the game and I want to have fun playing the game. I know I don’t plan on playing the game as long as I possibly can. It’s not going to be terribly longer but I am going to play as long as I can enjoy it and have fun.”
That conversation was preceded with Watt being asked what Era of football Watt would most like to play in. Watt responded with the 1990’s so he could play with his heroes like Reggie White and Brett Favre. When questioned why he wouldn’t choose the future Watt dismissed it as an option.
“I don’t want to play in the future,” Watt said. “I’m not going to play very much longer, myself.”
What reiterated later in the interview, something he told SportsRadio 610’s Mad Radio with Mike Meltser and Seth Payne last week, that when he is done playing football he wants to be a high school football coach or do movies.