5 Players Ready to Challenge J.J. Watt as NFL’s Top Defender

August 29, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is the NFL's best defender. One can easily argue he's the NFL's best overall player. He's the kind of wrecking ball that hasn't been seen since the late, great Reggie White roamed the field.
The NFL, though, remains in a constant state of competition with numerous players aiming to be considered the best of the best.
It won't be an easy task to dethrone Watt. Former NFL quarterback and current television analyst Joe Theismann summed it up nicely, per the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson: 
J.J. reminds me of guys like [Lawrence Taylor], like Reggie White, like Kevin Greene.
What J.J. has accomplished is even more special in this day and age where they do everything they can to give the advantage to the offense. To be able to shine as a pass-rushing defensive lineman, you have to be exceptional. J.J. is very special, obviously. There’s no one else like him anywhere.
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