J.J. Watt Hints at Early Retirement: “I’m not going to play very much longer”
J.J. Watt has been dominating opposing offenses since he entered the league back in 2011, but opposing quarterbacks will be happy to hear that they may not have to deal with the Houston Texans defensive end for much longer.
While speaking on SportsRadio 610 in Houston, Watt suggested that we may not be seeing him on a football field for much longer.
Via CBS Houston:
“I can tell you right now that I am not going to be one of those guys that is going to play as long as I possibly can. I have no interest in that. I want to go out there, I want to play at an extremely high level, I want to help my team out and I want to love playing the game and I want to have fun playing the game. I know I don’t plan on playing the game as long as I possibly can. It’s not going to be terribly longer but I am going to play as long as I can enjoy it and have fun.”
And that wasn’t all that Watt had to divulge about his future. He would later go on to say, “I’m not going to play very much longer, myself.”
What this all means is anyone’s guess. Watt claims he is going to continue playing the game as long as he’s having fun and playing at an extremely high level. At this rate, that can easily be another 8 years (until he’s 35-years-old), because it’s not looking like the three-time Defensive Player of the Year is going to slow down anytime soon.
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