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Is J.J. Watt Destined to Regain His Form in 2017?

J.J. Watt raises his arms between plays.

J.J. Watt raises his arms between plays. J.J. Watt is ready to get back to dominating. | Scott Halleran/Getty Images

The NFL is loaded with players who strike fear into the hearts of their opponents. When healthy, however, there may not be a more intimidating figure than Houston’s J.J. Watt. Unfortunately, as we learned in 2016, the former Wisconsin standout is far from invincible.

After suiting up for the first three games of the year, the Texans defensive end re-injured his back and was forced to hang up his cleats for the remainder of the season. This proved to be a huge wake-up call for the superstar. While he’s not quite ready to walk away from the game, Watt has no desire to be one of those players who stayed around too long. Luckily for fans, our man J.J. seems poised to return with a vengeance in 2017.

This season, Watt has a chance to win his fourth Defensive Player of the Year award. Make no mistake, he’s going to face plenty of competition for the prestigious honor. How do oddsmakers in Vegas feel about his chances? Take a look and see for yourself.

[Editor’s Note: Odds courtesy of BetOline via Odds Shark as of August 7, 2017.]

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