jj watt retirement video, J.J. Watt brings tears to his eyes with a star-studded tribute video on the eve of the retirement of J.J. Watt donned an NFL uniform for the final time in his career with the Cardinals’ season ending Sunday loss to the 49ers.
Before closing the curtain on his remarkable career, the five-time Pro Bowler was honored before the game by his brothers, TJ and Derek, when he wore a special pair custom-made for the final game.
jj Watt recorded two sacks, five tackles (three for loss) and one pass break-up, then calmly walked off the field at Levi’s Stadium with 2 minutes left.
However, the only tributes that left the 33-year-old struggling with tears came from his siblings, his wife, Kealia, and many current and former NFL players he has fought with during his career.
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His 12 year career. Watt finished his NFL career with 114.5 sacks, 586 tackles, 27 forced fumbles and 70 passes defensed in 151 games. He also became the only player in history to record two 20-sack seasons.
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Members of the Watt family include Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Dak Prescott. “I want to thank you for the retirement,” T.J. said in the video.
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“You and your persistence through all these ups and downs, you will end up in the NFL and you are the DPOY and you have all the success you have shown me that it is possible.”
While Rodgers and Manning kept their thoughts brief, Brady’s comments included humor for the passer-by. “Man, you hurt my ass for a long time. It’s an honor to share the court with you,” Brady said.
His parents John and Connie, along with his NWSL star wife, shared a tribute to Watt. “I will play a big part in your first trip back when I was your coach,” John said.
“And it’s been a pleasure watching you all along… I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you, Kealia and Koa.”
what ever you have to do to be the best,” Kealia said. “You are always generous and kind and loving to everyone around you, but you have forgotten who you are.
“Watt first announced his retirement in a tweet on Dec. 27, says he needs to dedicate time to his life outside of football after he and Kealia welcomed their first child in October.
It was also a month after Watt had a health scare that caused him to seek treatment for a heart condition.