Former Badger Watt wants to play offense with Texans, maybe in 'Wisconsin' package
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Texans' defensive end and former Badger J.J. Watt. Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
HOUSTON - Apparently, a former Wisconsin Badger who became the NFL's best defensive player in 2012 wants to branch out on offense.
“I’ve been lobbying since Day 1,” Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt told Sports Illustrated.
“It hasn’t worked yet, so I don’t think it’s going to work anytime soon, but it’s (Coach Gary Kubiak's) team … We always joke about it. It’s never anything really serious. Who knows? Maybe one day.”
Watt played tight end at Central Michigan before transferring to UW and playing defensive end.
He also played the position in the Pro Bowl for a play in 2013.
Kubiak discussed a theoretical "Wisconsin" package where he would use fellow UW football alumni Garrett Graham and Owen Daniels in a three tight end formation.
However, Kubiak said “I don’t know what part of the Wisconsin package he would play.”