Long time star defensive lineman J.J. Watt has parted ways with the Houston Texans and is looking to move on to a new team in his 11th season. There are numerous teams who would want him and his ability, but the Pittsburgh Steelers have his equally good brother, T.J. Watt on their line. The Watt brothers are close by all accounts and T.J. tweeted this just after his brother’s release:
This family reunion does have some road blocks, mainly the Steelers lack of cap space. Right now Pittsburgh will have trouble re-signing their own players, let alone Watt for what he is worth. Right now the Steelers are 30 million over the cap according to Over The Cap.
The Steelers have a long list of free agents, including Bud Dupree, Avery Williamson, Alejandro Villanueva, Mike Hilton and JuJu Smith-Schuster all as unrestricted free agents. Maybe Watt takes an extremely team friendly deal, but it would likely need to be at way below his market value.