Houston Texans defensive tackle J.J. Watt is the newly crowned Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year after his foundation raised $41.6 million in hurricane relief for Houston, Texas and its surrounding communities. He’ll join five active NFL players, including Larry Fitzgerald and Drew Brees, in the immense honor of wearing the Man of the Year patch on his jersey the rest of his career.
Injuries have limited Watt to only eight games over the last two seasons, but the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year is back healthy this year, and his confidence level is spilling over into interview with the media.
Well, kind of.
The Houston Texans regularly put on a segment called “Kid Reporter,” which features two young kids asking elite NFL talent on Houston’s roster the questions that matter most. I’m talking about the down and dirty, hard-hitting, need-to-know-basis questions that beat reporters can’t even get answers to.
In their latest installment, the Kid Reporters take on the four-time first-team All-Pro defensive tackle, and it’s pure magic.
It’s a valiant effort by these kids, but like he’s done 76 times before in his career, J.J. Watt sacks them and totally takes over the interview.
The classic red couches have included interviews with Houston Texans like No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney and running back Lamar Miller, among many others.
Check out this best of mix, from some iconic moments. The question that evokes cornerback Kevin Johnson’s (No. 30) death stare is downright hysterical.
The Texans open their 2018 season on Sunday, September 9 on the road against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The team returns a healthy Deshaun Watson, offensive weapons all over the field and an elite-caliber defense.
The Houston Texans currently have the 10th-best odds to win Super Bowl 53.
If they can pull off the win, you can guarantee the Kid Reporters will probably get a studio upgrade and more hilarious rounds of interviews come next season.