Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt spent the 2013-2014 season proving he's one of the best football players on the planet. With 59 tackles, including 20.5 sacks, he made it clear he's one of the NFL's best.
However, what he did at Houston Astros batting practice proves he can do much more than rush opposing passers. It's just another stop on his busy offseason, which is set to end Friday as he reports for training camp.
The Astros invited Watt in to hit a few balls during batting practice, and he made the most of it.
JJ Watt is taking batting practice. pic.twitter.com/KrwG85fnCU
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) July 30, 2015
If you think about it, all Watt has to do is make contact with that ball and it will fly. Those arms can handle the long ball.
Still, it takes some talent to clobber a ball that far. Could he be the next two-sport athlete? Who knows.
He does have a decent swing, though. Texans fans, breathe easy: Watt said he still prefers hitting people over baseballs.
Watt also had the chance to meet Mike Trout, arguably the game's best hitter. To summarize: Not a terrible offseason for J.J. Watt.