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There's A New Betting Favorite To Sign J.J. Watt

J.J. Watt on the field for the Texans

HOUSTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 06: J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans warms up prior to the game against the Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium on December 06, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

Last week, the Houston Texans made headlines when the team released defensive end J.J. Watt - allowing him to become a free agent.

Immediately after the news broke, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers became the betting favorites to land Watt. Other teams like the Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers were mentioned as other possible landing spots.

On Tuesday, though, a new betting favorite emerged. According to the latest betting odds from Odds Shark, the Cleveland Browns are now the favorites to sign Watt.

The Packers, Steelers and Buffalo Bills have the next closest odds.

The latest odds update comes after a report suggested Watt has "serious" interest in joining the Browns. According to Mart Kay Cabot of, Watt is "seriously considering" the Browns because they check off a lot of boxes for him.

Cleveland offers something the Packers and Steelers don't have - cap space. The Browns would be capable of offering a much larger contract to Watt than several other contenders.

Add in the fact that Cleveland just made the playoffs last season and seem to be trending upward and the Browns might just be the perfect landing spot for Watt.

Of course, he would be facing off against his brothers twice per season. Instead of joining T.J. and Derek in Pittsburgh, he would be a main rival.

Where will Watt play next season?