JJ Watt was a wanted man on Sunday since it was his final time on the field.
As the Arizona Cardinals star was making his way off the field on Sunday, sports business analyst Darren Rovell ran up behind him to greet him and give him a hug. It seemed harmless until you realized he did it during a time where it stopped Watt from reaching special needs kids that were waiting for him.
Social media ripped him a new one.
Watt managed to go out still playing at a high level, adding two more sacks to his career total in the Arizona Cardinals’ 38-13 loss to the 49ers. Aside from the two takedowns, Watt also registered three tackles for loss, two QB hits and pass defensed.
“I want to go out there and enjoy it,” Watt said Friday of his final NFL game. “I want to enjoy the time with my teammates. I’m trying to win a game. It’s not like a purely sentimental emotional thing. We’re trying to win a game. We’re trying to play good football.
“I’m looking forward to enjoying it with my teammates and having a blast. Then afterwards, I’ll look back and appreciate it and be thankful for it all.”
Watt now heads for retirement after 12 NFL seasons.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.