Live from New York, J.J. Watt took center stage.

Roughly 1,300 hours away and just shy of 24 hours from the Super Bowl, the Texans All-Pro hosted Saturday Night Live.

After introducing himself and giving a little family history, Watt’s opening monologue concluded with him admitting he’d gladly trade his hosting gig for a spot in the Super Bowl.

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He finished the night with a Kobe Bryant Tribute. 

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