Arizona Cardinals star defensive end's legacy J J Watt will leave the Cardinals after this season. This will be J J Watt 's final NFL season, he says.
After his 12th season ends Jan. 8 with a trip to the San Francisco 49ers, J J Watt ‘s time in the NFL will come to an end.
The defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals, who played for the Houston Texans for the first ten years of his NFL career, declared on Tuesday that the 2022 regular season would be his last.
J J Watt has 111.5 sacks, 580 tackles, 313 quarterback hits, and 27 forced fumbles in his resume with two games remaining. The former Central Michigan tight end, who also played as a walk-on at Wisconsin, has three receiving touchdowns in the NFL.
The football world reacted to J J Watt ‘s social media revelation that the defensive end’s final NFL home game will be his son’s first game attended on Christmas.
Koa’s first ever NFL game.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) December 27, 2022
My last ever NFL home game.
My heart is filled with nothing but love and gratitude. It’s been an absolute honor and a pleasure.
T J Watt and Steelers saluted his older sibling J J Watt on Twitter.
https://t.co/alM0DjDzYr pic.twitter.com/zCQ8gAq2WS— TJ Watt (@_TJWatt) December 27, 2022
T.J. Watt on IG on brother J.J. Watt announcing Tuesday AM he is retiring after season #Steelers #NFL pic.twitter.com/QcLzhhuE0J— Steelers Depot 7⃣🎄🎅 (@Steelersdepot) December 27, 2022
The defensive end received a farewell from both media figures who worked with J J Watt inside the Cardinals’ facility and those who loved his tape from afar.
Former professional sportsmen including linebacker Emmanuel Acho, quarterback Matt Cassel, and MLB pitcher C.C. Sabathia showed respect for J J Watt.
Charles James II, a former cornerback for the Texans, commended J J Watt for making his own life simpler.
J J Watt distinguished himself in the NFL by excelling on and off the field, winning awards for both. He was chosen for the Pro Bowl five times, was awarded the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year in 2017, is a five-time first-team All-Pro, is 26th all-time in sacks with 111.5, and is a five-time first-team All-Pro. He will exit the game as one of the best defensive players ever.
Despite the fact that the 33-year-old J J Watt had a solid last season and may have qualified for the Pro Bowl, his outstanding performance from 2012 to 2015 secured his place in the Hall of Fame despite the injuries he suffered in the years that followed.
Some Tweets For J J Watt
JJ Watt's run from 2012-15 is insane:— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) December 27, 2022
'12: 20.5 sacks, 39 TFL, 25 QB hits, 4 FF, 16 PD
'13: 10.5 sacks, 22 TFL, 36 QB hits, 4 FF, 7 PD
'14: 20.5 sacks, 29 TFL, 44 QB hits, 4 FF, 10 PD
'15: 17.5 sacks, 29 TFL, 34 QB hits, 3 FF, 8 PD
4x Pro Bowl
4x All Pro
In 4 years.
J.J. Watt’s 2014 season is one for the record books:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 27, 2022
▫️20.5 sacks (led the NFL)
▫️29 tackles for loss (led the NFL)
▫️4 FF, 5 fumbles recovered, 1 returned for a TD
▫️1 INT returned for an 80-yard TD
▫️NFL DPOY and All Pro
▫️And 3 TD *catches* pic.twitter.com/zZvtPJ0EVx
J.J. Watt’s NFL career:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 27, 2022
▫️ 3X NFL Defensive Player of the Year
▫️5X first team All Pro, 2X second team All Pro
▫️5X Pro Bowler
▫️Member of the 2010’s All Decade Team
▫️Walter Payton Man of the Year winner after raising millions for Houston following Hurricane Harvey
Perhaps J.J. Watt's greatest accomplishments were his humanitarian efforts.— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) December 27, 2022
Watt was the 2017 Walter Payton Man of the Year.
via @NFL pic.twitter.com/K5NgaPH2cA
Flashback to @JJWatt’s first career sack 💪 (Sept. 25, 2011) pic.twitter.com/6AMb7Dy3Jx— NFL Legacy (@NFLLegacy) December 27, 2022
J.J. Watt’s performance off the field was on par with his on it.
In 2028, J J Watt will be a candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He ought to be in the Hall of Fame right away.
Following @JJWatt's announcement that he will retire after this season, we can confirm that he'd first be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2028. pic.twitter.com/OQt6sOf66P— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) December 27, 2022
To accompany a video of J J Watt and Tom Brady, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tweet
Game recognize game 🤝— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) December 27, 2022
Congratulations on a great career, @JJWatt. pic.twitter.com/xRJnCDkD91
December 27, 2022
The Cardinals paid tribute to their seasoned captain J J Watt
The pleasure was all ours 🙏 pic.twitter.com/ijpuHLpPV6— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) December 27, 2022
The Texans intend to soon honour J J Watt legacy.
Nothing but love and respect for one of the best to ever do it in H-Town 🤘— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) December 27, 2022
We can't wait to celebrate your legacy soon. pic.twitter.com/xsjejwcnlt
J J Watt 's alma mater, UW Madison, congratulated the former Badger
A Badger through and through, and one of the greatest to ever play the game. Our hearts are full for you, @JJWatt. #OnWisconsin https://t.co/gSfSvj8lrG— UW–Madison (@UWMadison) December 27, 2022
J J Watt 's charitable endeavours over the years were acknowledged on the league's official twitter account.
Not only was @JJWatt one of the most dominant defenders of his generation, he was also one of the greatest men off the field.— NFL (@NFL) December 27, 2022
After Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas in 2017, he raised over $37 million towards relief efforts in just 19 days. ❤️ #WPMOY pic.twitter.com/PyKFchttWF
J J Watt had one of the best defensive seasons in history. The year is shown here:
J.J. Watt's 2014 was truly one of the most incredible seasons in NFL history— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) December 27, 2022
29 Tackles for Loss
51 QB Hits
80-yard INT return TD
45-yard Fumble return TD
3 Receving TD (yes, really)
Defensive Player of the Year
2nd in MVP Votingpic.twitter.com/2mAQgBMw3a
J J Watt agreed to a two-year deal with the Cardinals in March 2021 after becoming a free agent.
J J Watt is renowned for his accomplishments off the field.
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation of the Gulf Coast in August 2017, Watt started what would become his most significant charitable undertaking to date.
J J Watt was able to raise more than $37 million for those affected by the flooding and destruction Harvey left behind thanks to a YouCaring campaign, a lot of social media exposure, and the assistance of some well-known friends. The 2017 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, which recognises the charitable and voluntary work of NFL players, was given to him because of his fundraising.
T.J. and Derek Watt, two of J J Watt ‘s siblings who play for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL. At the University of Wisconsin, the three Watt brothers were college football players.
This season, J J Watt revealed on social media that he had therapy for atrial fibrillation, an abnormal heartbeat that many sufferers describe as their heart “quivering,” “fluttering,” or “flip-flopping.”
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