J.J. Watt missed 24 of the Texans’ 32 games in 2016 and 2017, which led him to change his offseason approach and he has stayed healthy in 2018.
“I learned a lot over the last two years,” Watt said Saturday night. “I didn’t push [training] as hard as I had before. There are some things that create higher risk than others. I still train with the same intensity. I’m just smarter. It’s been continuous growth the entire way.
“Really, I just want to move past the ‘comeback’ thing. I just want it to be about football. In late December, these are the things you dream about—playoff football, winning, playing big games. I’m contributing now, and I’m happy about that.”