Russell Wilson’s demand for more help along the offensive line in Seattle will only intensify now that the Arizona Cardinals have added JJ Watt to their defensive line.
Wilson was already scheduled to see Aaron Donald twice a season in the past seven years with the Los Angeles Rams. Now Watt is teaming up with an outstanding passing enthusiast Chandler Jones in Arizona to bring more firepower to NFC West. While Jones is thrilled that Watt is joining him on the Cardinals’ defensive line, Jones has expressed sympathy for Wilson in what he faces in the division.
“I also feel bad for my RW3 guy lolJones said in a tweet.
Of the last nine winners of the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, six of them are split between Watt and Donald. Wilson will now have to spend a quarter of his season in Seattle playing against teams with Watt and Donald. Then add Jones, who had 19 sacks for Arizona in 2019 and was a finalist to Stephon Gilmore for the Player of the Year award.
Jones sacked Wilson 14.5 times in 10 career games against Wilson, including Super Bowl XLIX with the New England Patriots. Donald sacked Wilson 15 times in 15 games, including the January playoff win over the Seahawks.
Watt may not be his prime anymore, but paired with Jones, he could still be a big deal for Seattle.