JJ Watt Is Looking Terrifyingly Ripped Ahead of the 2020 NFL Season

Mike Darling
Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images
Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images

From Men's Health

Yesterday, Houston Texans star defensive end JJ Watt threatened to sit out the 2020 season if the NFL insists on making players wear face shields to help protect them from the spread of COVID-19. Based on Watt's most recent Instagram and Twitter post, it's safe to assume that no quarterback would have a problem with that.

Accompanied by a caption that reads, simply, "Stay ready," the 6'5, 288-pound Texans captain revealed the results of what appears to have been a grueling offseason training regimen, looking ripped and ready to make a comeback after recovering from a pectoral tear that prematurely ended his 2019 season.

Watt, who appeared on the cover of Men's Health in 2015 and again in 2018, previously broke down the 90-minute routine he uses to stay swole, which includes tire flips and kettlebell swings. (You can catch a glimpse of it in the video above.) In a follow-up interview in 2019, Watt also opened up about the injuries that have plagued him in recent seasons, as well as the rehab plan that keeps the 31-year-old, three-time Defensive Player of the Year bouncing back.

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A post shared by JJ Watt (@jjwatt) on Jul 9, 2020 at 5:25pm PDT

In the latter interview, Watt also reflected on his time off the field, and the valuable perspective it gave him. “You realize how much you miss the game and what it means. Even more than the actual games, it’s the little stuff: being in the locker room with your teammates, the camaraderie, the inside jokes, the practice drills, the bus rides."

Let's hope that's a sign we'll see Watt back on the field soon—even if, yes, it means wearing a face shield.

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