J.J. Watt: I’m planning to get better

24/5/2015 Stamford Bridge London UK Houston Texan's NFL Defensive player of the Year and Chelsea Fan   JJ Watt  pictured Pre Game Outside Stamford Bridge being interviewed by Sky Sports and NFL UK's Neil Reynolds     Picture Dave Shopland /NFL UK

24/5/2015 Stamford Bridge London UK Houston Texan’s NFL Defensive player of the Year and Chelsea Fan JJ Watt pictured Pre Game Outside Stamford Bridge being interviewed by Sky Sports and NFL UK’s Neil Reynolds Picture Dave Shopland /NFL UK

Bad news for the rest of the NFL!

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is determined to improve on his remarkable 2014 campaign in which he recorded 20 ½ sacks and scored five touchdowns while being named NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

BritViewNFL caught up with Watt at Stamford Bridge ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League season finale against Sunderland this past weekend. And we found a man still very much on a mission.

The Pro Bowl defender said:

“There was a reason I was over here in the Chelsea Club working out before this game. I’m trying to get better – you’re always trying to get better and improve. You never know how you’re going to perform each season but all I can do is try to be the best player that I can be every day.”

Watt signed a $100 million contract with the Texans ahead of the 2014 season. But instead of resting on his laurels, he turned in a performance for the ages and was considered by many to be the league’s Most Valuable Player, even though that award went to Aaron Rodgers, of the Green Bay Packers.

The three-time Pro Bowler said:

“You get that big contract and you want to show people that you’ve earned it. Being a fan of sports, I see people getting big contracts all the time – as a fan, you want that player to go out and earn that contract and show they deserve it. That’s why I worked out today – even when you’re in London you have to find a way to get better.”

As he prepares for the 2015 campaign, Watt will be chasing two things with his trademark ferocity – opposing quarterbacks and a Super Bowl ring.

Watt concluded:

“If it’s a quarterback’s league, somebody has to go and chase the quarterback and I guess that’s me. I just do my best to get after them and make them uncomfortable. As for the Super Bowl, that’s the goal for every team – everyone wants to lift that Vince Lombardi Trophy at the end of the season.”

You can watch the J.J. Watt interview in full on Sky Sports later during the 2015 NFL season or by visiting www.skysports.com/nfl

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