J.J. Watt knows what it takes to come back from injury. The Houston Texans’ star has seen his share of bumps, bruises, and more.
So, when he offers praise to an NFL player and uses the word “incredible” to describe that player’s accomplishments and comeback, everyone needs to pay attention.
After the Wash ington Football Team derailed the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday, Watt gushed on Twitter over the play of quarterback Alex Smith.
Watt was one of the Texans involved in the sack that broke Smith’s leg in the 2018 game. The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year converged with cornerback Kareem Jackson as they tackled the Washington passer.
Smith missed last season while undergoing 17 surgeries to fix issues and complications from the brutal injury.
What Alex Smith has done is unbelievable.
Comeback Player of the Year even before taking a snap.
But playing winning football after everything he’s been through is even more incredible.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) December 8, 2020
No surprise that Watt would deliver a big-time compliment to a fellow big-time player.