What do Andre Johnson, Marques Colston, and Dwayne Bowe all have in common?
They have fewer touchdown receptions than J.J. Watt.
The all-everything defensive end hauled in his second touchdown pass of the season today, a two-yard strike from Ryan Mallett that was the quarterback’s first career NFL touchdown pass. Watt sure looked comfortable pulling in what was a really difficult catch, and his TD gave the Texans an early 7-0 lead over the Browns.
Watt now has pulled in the first two touchdown receptions of his career this season, with the first coming against the Raiders in Week 2. Considering him to be just a lumbering defensive player would not quite be accurate, however; before he became a transcendent pass rusher Watt was a tight end at Central Michigan for one season before he made the full-time switch to defense upon transferring to Wisconsin.
Now in the pros, he gets to have the best of both worlds.