2. J.J. Watt would play for under one of the best defensive coaches in Brandon Staley
Brandon Staley was just hired by the LA Chargers this offseason and we do not want to get too ahead of ourselves and already assume that he is going to be a great head coach. While all the signs seem to be pointing in that direction, the reality is that we have no idea how it will actually pan out with him calling the shots.
What we do already know is that he is one of the best defensive minds in football. There is a reason he quickly rose through the ranks from the Chicago Bears to Denver Broncos to Los Angeles Rams and it is because of his football mind.
You don’t get multiple signed jerseys from Khalil Mack telling you how much of an impact you have had on his career for nothing.
It is well-documented that Staley turned a good Rams defense into the best in the league last season and the sky is the limit for what he can do with the Bolts. He has a vision for this team and that is a vision that should excite someone like J.J. Watt, who never has had a great head coach.
It also helps that Staley kept defensive line coach Giff Smith on the staff. Joey Bosa is a huge fan of Smith’s and Staley noted in his Thursday presser that several coaches he coached with before all learned under Smith and had great things to say.