The Houston Texans and J.J. Watt agreed to a six-year $100 million contract extension on Monday and the star defensive end found a rather intriguing way to celebrate his commitment to the franchise.
Watt is well known around the NFL as one of the hardest working athletes in the league, his work ethic in unparalleled and the 25-year-old appears as driven as ever to work on his craft after the particular way he chose to celebrate his new deal with Houston.
Insatiable work ethic
According to the Houston Chronicle's Brian T. Smith, the defensive end hit the weight room at 4am on Tuesday morning just after reaching an agreement on his six-year extension.
Watt was so early into the complex that the cleaning lady was the person given the task of letting him in the building, the woman would also go on to receive a special thank you in a press conference conducted by Watt whilst he was speaking about his delight at committing his future to the Texans.
Brian Smith was the first man to release the story of Watt returning to the weight room and proceeded to tweet out the details, he said: "#Texans' J.J. Watt started working out at 4 a.m. this morning. Hit weight room. Texted photo to GM Rick Smith."
Before later adding: "#Texans' Watt had to be let in by a cleaning lady at 4 a.m. Was locked out of facility. Thought team played joke by pass changing code."
Committed to the Texans
Despite only being in the league for three seasons, no other player has matched the incredible output and performance shown by Watt, and his maturity level has never been in question.
His approach to work ethic and improving himself is a footballer is developing him into a high calibre leader for this young Texans group who Watt plans to mentor in order to create success.
Watt once again showed his character during his press release as he continually reiterated the fact that he was committed to the Texans and was dying to get back onto the football field.
He finished his statement by saying: "“I hope the people of Houston don’t mind me sticking around for a little while longer because I like it here very much, I promise to do everything in my power to prove that I can earn this and to be the best player I can be."