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Why JJ Watt might not actually be human

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JJ Watt is not of this world - and here we bring you more proof.

The Asgardian Watt has arms the size of tree trunks, his metal elbow brace giving him the appearance of part-human, part-cyborg, sent from the future to terrorise AFC QBs.

His latest ludicrous display of athleticism came on the Jimmy Kimmel show, when he did a box-jump over Kimmel and Guillermo Rodriguez.

People who are 6ft-5in and 290lbs should not be able to do this. I'm not sure anybody bound by the normal rules of physics and human physical capabilities should be able to do this...

But this is JJ Watt. Part-human, part-cyborg. But full-on nice guy.

Because that's the thing, in this age of Josh Gordon marijuana suspensions, Ray Rice domestic violence scandals and PED nightmares, JJ Watt stands apart.

He genuinely appears above the typical NFL discussion, witness his candidacy for the MVP award. In no rational appraisal of the award should JJ Watt stand a chance - he should not be the 'Most Valuable' player in a league when there's quarterbacks like Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady.

But he's so likeable, so nice, it just might happen.

Rodgers and Brady are clearly skilful football players, the best in the business at the league's most demanding position.

Quarterbacks make rapid calculations, the best make them faster than others, and go on to complete basic physical actions on account of their decisions.

Watt has not shown such mental dexterity when pressured by 300lb monsters hell-bent on bludgeoning him into submission. He is the monster.

Only he's not.

There's the story, brilliantly told by ESPN's Rick Reilly, on Watt's friendship with three young children orphaned when a distracted driver ploughed into the family's car and killed both parents...

But that's just one remarkable Watt story in a season that seems that have been filled with them.

Everybody knows about the stats and the touchdowns, but what about the time he smashed a blocking sled so hard he ripped it right off its hinges...

Or his selfie celebration after one of his 20.5 sacks this season, the victim, Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger, whose social media updates caught Watt's eye.

Or his unique approach to endorsements...

Or his Odell Beckham Jnr-style one-handed grabs.

Or nailing 32-yard field goals in practice...

Whether it's helping out bullied Texans fans or destroying Seasame Street characters, Watt is a player removed from the bad news stories that cling to the NFL like a nasty smell...

His attitude at the Pro Bowl, a game next to nobody takes notice of except the fans, sums up Watt the player and Watt the man.

"I just tried to enjoy it," Watt told ESPN. "That's what the Pro Bowl is all about, giving the fans a good show. Everybody worked so hard to get here, you want to enjoy yourself and play some good ball. Guys are dancing around and having a good time, that's what it's all about."

His stat line: one interception, one fumble recovery and a stadium dancing to a routine led by the Texans #99.

It was a season to remember, here's to a few more...

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