It's safe to say that he has exceeded all expectations. After a solid rookie season in which he had 56 tackles, 5.5 sacks and four batted passes, Watt turned into a game-changing player with a massive second season.
Watt was nearly unstoppable as he recorded a league-best 20.5 sacks in 2012, with 81 tackles and 16 passes defensed. In addition to making plays in the backfield with his speed, strength and technique, his propensity for batting down passes earned him the nickname J.J. Swatt.
The Texans were a dynamic team in 2012 as they finished with a 12-4 record, but they suffered through a disastrous 2-14 season in 2013. Despite his squad's poor play, Watt continued to harass quarterbacks, as he registered 10.5 sacks and seven passes defensed.
Watt has made his name by making impact plays. Here's a look at five of the most dynamic plays in his career.