Three-time Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt announced Tuesday that this will be his final NFL season. He implied it would happen when he posted a pair of photos with his wife Kealia and newborn son Koa, in which he said Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers would be his “last ever NFL home game.”
“Koa’s first ever NFL game. 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,” Watt’s tweet read.
Little brother, TJ Watt, also took to Twitter and had a notable reaction to seeing his brother getting ready to hang up his cleats.
The 33-year-old has played 12 seasons in the NFL, 10 with the Houston Texans and the final two with the Arizona Cardinals. He is a three-time Defensive Player of the Year, having won the award in 2012, 2014 and 2015. He will most certainly be headed to the hall of fame.
With two games left, Watt has 111.5 career sacks, which is 38th in NFL history.
In his final year, the Cardinals could only muster a 4-11 record as Watt’s final two games will result in run to the playoffs. But if 2022 is indeed his last season, he will leave as a legend.
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