J.J. Watt loves Bryce Huff’s game, as the NFL legend raved about the New York Jets’ budding star on “The Pat McAfee Show”
“I love Bryce Huff!”
That’s how future Hall-of-Fame pass rusher J.J. Watt responded to a question about why the New York Jets’ defense has been so good to start the 2023 season on “The Pat McAfee Show”.
“There’s a lot of good names on that defense,” Watt said. “There’s a lot of guys that can play a lot of great football. I think Bryce Huff coming off the edge, he’s got some great pass-rush moves, he’s got some incredible technical skills, and I know right now he’s got a ton of pressures, and maybe not the biggest sack numbers, but that’s a guy that’s been getting back there and making a lot of things happen, and maybe not getting as much shine as he deserves comparatively to the rest of the guys.”
JJ Watt with some Bryce Huff praise ✊
The NFL world finally starting to take notice of what we’ve seen for years
— Dylan (@nyjetsfansonly) October 18, 2023
Watt’s high praise of the Jets’ emerging star defender shouldn’t be taken lightly considering he clearly knows a thing or two about playing defensive end at the professional level. The Wisconsin product racked up 114.5 sacks and 195 tackles for loss over his storied 12-year career in Houston and Arizona.
Huff himself definitely appreciated the shoutout, thanking Watt on X/Twitter for recognizing his talents while showing respect for the newly retired former All-Pro.
— Bryce (@Bryce55H) October 18, 2023
Huff, who will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season, has seen his league-wide admiration steadily grow over the past few years since joining the team as an undrafted free agent in 2020. He is due for a major payday, either from the Jets through an extension or from another team on the open market.
If the Jets are smart, they won’t let a key piece of their surging defense – and a player who is greatly admired by a future first-ballot Hall-of-Famer – ever make it out of the building without a new contract.
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