J.J. Watt has recently announced his retirement after this season. J.J., throughout his career, has been an influential player. After J.J. announced his retirement, not only his fans but also his teammates, along with the Cardinals coach, were surprised, to say the least. However, using the social media platform- Twitter, everyone in the NFL world did not waste a second paying tribute and wishing the legendary defender.
Following his decision, Watt received an outpouring of love and admiration from across the NFL, including a special video tribute from his Arizona Cardinals colleagues and coaches. The video was created by Cardinals defensive line coach Matt Burke and defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, and it includes words from Watt’s friends, family, and colleagues from across the NFL.
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) January 9, 2023
JJ Watt still couldn’t help but get emotional over the Arizona Cardinals’ touching tribute for him before he retired. When a video of J.J. Watt’s emotional reaction to the film surfaced on Twitter, he replied that it was one of the best gifts he’d ever received.
Was not ready for that whatsoever.
Truly one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received.
Will cherish it forever. https://t.co/XvRr7PqeRV
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 11, 2023
Watt absolutely deserves all of the attention he’s receiving. While he did not win the Super Bowl during his career, there is no disputing that what he accomplished is remarkable. Watt, as Brady stated, made life difficult for him and countless other great quarterbacks over the last decade. That is an accomplishment that fans will remember any time they discuss his career and what he has done for the game.