JJ Watt to retire from the NFL after 11 seasons

The former Houston Texans star tweeted the announcement Tuesday morning.

HOUSTON — With two video games left in the 2022 NFL season, former Houston Texans star and present Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman JJ Watt is hinting at retirement.

“Koa’s first ever NFL game. My last ever NFL home game,” Watt tweeted Tuesday morning. “My heart is filled with nothing but love and gratitude. It’s been an absolute honor and a pleasure.”

Watt’s final two video games with the Cardinals will likely be at the Atlanta Falcons and at the San Francisco 49ers.

The 33-year-old Watt was noticed crying as he walked off the discipline Sunday after the Cardinals lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Christmas Day.

The former eleventh total choose from Wisconsin will end his career with 5 Pro Bowl appearances and ranks fifth in whole career sacks amongst all lively gamers. Watt can also be one in every of few gamers named NFL Defensive Player of the Year a number of instances.

It’s been a curler coaster of a season for Watt.

In October, Watt introduced he performed simply days after he had to have his coronary heart shocked again into rhythm.

“I went into A-Fib on Wednesday,” Watt wrote on his personal Twitter account. “Had my heart shocked back into rhythm on Thursday and I’m playing today. That’s it.”

Watt additionally wrote in the tweet that he was knowledgeable somebody leaked the A-fib details about him and that it was going to be reported on prior to the recreation.

Just a couple of weeks later, Watt and his spouse, Kealia Ohai, introduced the start of their first baby.

“Love and happiness have reached heights we never even knew existed,” tweeted JJ.

Watt’s solely missed one recreation all season for the Cardinals, which was Week 1 in opposition to the Kansas City Chiefs.

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