JJ Watt admits he was ‘literally’ trying to kill Ex-Cowboys QB Tony Romo during playing days

Tony Romo somehow intuited the former Texans defensive end JJ Watt’s intentions and spun out of it.

JJ Watt admits he was ‘literally’ trying to kill Ex-Cowboys QB Tony Romo during playing days

Tony Romo and JJ Watt (Via Imago/ESPN)

Everyone has moments in their life when they want to kill someone, especially someone they are angry at or annoyed with. But how many times does it imply literally? None, of course. Except for the legendary defensive end– JJ Watt

In a recent appearance on Kevin Clark‘s “This Is Football,” Watt recalled his days playing in the NFL, especially his one regret about a play he desperately wanted to change if given an opportunity. It happened long back in the 2014 NFL season when the Houston Texans faced the Dallas Cowboys, whose leading quarterback was current CBS analyst Tony Romo

Watt revealed:

The Tony Romo play, where I beat Tyron Smith right off the line of scrimmage fast. I was literally trying to kill Tony Romo. I’ve told this to his face, I was trying to break his back. That was the goal.
JJ Watt said

Watt further added that somehow, Romo intuited the defensive end’s intentions. As he felt his presence coming from behind him, the former NFL quarterback instantly spun out of it. 

Fortunately, the legendary defensive end couldn’t succeed with his diabolical plan and thanks to Romo for turning Watt’s attempted sack move into a 43-yard touchdown by throwing the ball to Terrance Williams, resulting in a 20-17 victory over the Texans, in Week 5. 

How did JJ Watt follow the footsteps of Tony Romo to CBS?

Just like how former Cowboys’ star quarterback Romo transitioned from a football player to an analyst, Watt did the same. Interestingly, Watt also followed his footsteps straight to the CBS. 

After announcing his retirement post-2022-season, it didn’t take the star defensive end to secure an analyst position as he signed a contract with CBS Sports for the NFL analyst position. Watt appears on their “The NFL Today” show, reviewing the pre-games. 

JJ Watt
JJ Watt (via IMAGO)

Having an accomplished player like Watt, CBS Sports cracked quite the benefitting deal, as he came with a vast knowledge of football being a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year and a five-time All-Pro. During his time as an analyst, Watt truly has proved his versatility in the NFL. 

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