For at least one game, J.J. Watt proved he is more than worth the money that the Houston Texans committed in making him the highest paid defensive player in NFL history.
During the Texans' 17-6 home win against Washington, Watt registered two tackles for losses including a sack, blocked an extra point, recovered a fumble and batted down a pass. Watt also was credited with five hurries on Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III.
This earned Watt the postgame interview on the Fox broadcast with reporter Laura Okmin, and naturally the topic of his new six-year, $100 million contract -- including $51.876 million in guaranteed money -- popped up.
"I Googled, 'What do rich people buy?' because I don't feel like a rich person, and I don't really try to act like a rich person, so I don't know what they buy," Watt said to Okmin. "I didn’t really like the stuff I saw, so I'm gonna stick with my humble lifestyle and just keep working out."
So what are the actual search results for "What do rich people buy?" The first entry is a Houston Chronicle article about that begins with the line "It appears some people have more money than sense." The second is quite the meta development: It's The Big Lead's recap of Watt's quote to Okmin.
"The goal is always to be underpaid,'' Watt told reporters after the win against Washington. "You never want to be that guy that people say: 'He got money and shut down.'"