JJ Watt may be released from the Houston Texans, but that doesn’t mean the fan base is ready to see him go.
One day after announcing that he asked and was granted his release from the team, Watt took to Twitter on Saturday and said that his foundation has been flooded with donations from cities all over the country. Some of those donations came attached with bribes, Watt tweeted.
“Woke up this morning to a flood of $99 donations to @WattFoundation from Houston and cities all over the country (presumably attempts at bribes, judging by the messages attached with some).”
Watt is a three time Defensive Player of the Year and AP First-Team All-Pro as well as a five-time Pro Bowl selection. He might not be in the prime of his career anymore, but he is still a serviceable player that can truly help a contending team.
During his time in Houston, he set franchise records in sacks (101.0), tackles for loss (172), quarterback hits (281) and forced fumbles (25).
His biggest accomplishment came off the field when he started a recovery fund to help residents in need after Hurricane Harvey devastated the city.
The goal of that fund was to raise $200,000, but he ended up with more than $40 million with donations from around the world.