We now know that JJ Watt’s outstanding comeback campaign with the Arizona Cardinals this season will be his final one. The end of the season will mark Watt’s retirement, he said on social media on Tuesday.
Watt posted two images of his family at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game on Sunday, which he described as his “final 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.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) December 27, 2022
“My heart is overflowing with appreciation and love. It has truly been a pleasure and an honor,” Watt stated. This season, Watt has produced a lot. His greatest sack total since he had 16 in 2018 is 9.5, which he has recorded in 14 games.
Watt has sustained a number of serious injuries in the latter stages of his career, despite the fact that it is evident that he is still capable of playing at a high level. Due to a shoulder injury, he was only able to play in seven games the previous year. Earlier this year, the 33-year-old also battled with a terrifying health crisis.
In October, Watt and his wife Kealia welcomed their first child. Watt is a lock for the Hall of Fame because he was an unstoppable force in his heyday. He has received three NFL Defensive Player of the Year awards, been selected to the Pro Bowl five times, and was named to the First Team All-Pro five times.