Some professional athletes splurge on lavish houses when they sign monster contracts. As for Houston Texans star J.J. Watt, he buys a log cabin. For training purposes.
According to the Houston Chronicle's Brian T. Smith, Watt recently bought a log cabin in the "middle of nowhere" up in Wisconsin. It will be a place he can go in order to focus on football.
Update from Monday, March 2
Pictures of Watt's cabin have surfaced, and it's not quite as "minimalistic" as it was originally made out to be.
Take a look at Watt's cabin, via Busted Coverage:
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"It's really minimalistic," Watt said. "The only thing I have to focus on is training and that's the way I like it. There's no frills, there's nothing to distract you up here."
As of now, there's really not much there for Watt to do.
"It's just an empty space and a log cabin and snow," Watt said.
Smith reported that Watt does plan to build a gym in the cabin's barn, which will help him train.
Does Watt buying a cabin in Wisconsin really surprise anyone? It shouldn't. This is the same guy who had to Google "what rich people buy" after signing a six-year, $100 million extension last year. He's not going to waste money on things that will distract him from realizing his potential on the football field.
He's coming off an MVP-caliber season and is still focused on getting better. This 25-year-old is committed to his craft.
As for what Watt's training could look like, it could resemble something you'd see in Rocky IV: