J.J. Watt announced his retirement after this season on Tuesday. J.J., throughout his career, has been an influential player; before coming to the Cardinal, he led the Huston Texans, and Watt would pump up the players with his trash-talking abilities- by far, he is the best trash talker in the NFL world.
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.
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How did Twitter react?
“Congratulations” and wishes from the fans were coming from all corners of the globe, including other NFL teams and players.
“Seeing JJ Watt cry on Hard Knocks and realizing he announced his retirement just hits you smack dab in the emotional gut. I’m not crying you are. @JJWatt a true warrior.” a fan tweeted.
— AYR TBONE (@MileHighBengal) December 29, 2022
Another fan, while thanking him for his incredible performances throughout the years, wrote, “@JJWatt deserve to retire on the field with his brothers @DerekWatt34, @_TJWatt he did such amazing job almost became a @HoustonTexans fan because of him thank you for your time sir. #NFL #wattnations #ThankYou #SteelersNation #Texans #Cardinals”
Moreover, among many recognizable faces that caught the attention of fans, in these tweets records and career moments of Watt were highlighted and revisited.
Game recognize game 🤝
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) December 27, 2022
J.J. Watt is having his best season since 2018.
He is sitting at 9.5 sacks, 21 QB hits and 14 tackles for loss through 14 games.
Going out on a good note.
— Tyler Drake (@Tdrake4sports) December 27, 2022
J.J. Watt’s NFL career:
▫️ 3X NFL Defensive Player of the Year
▫️5X first team All Pro, 2X second team All Pro
▫️5X Pro Bowler
▫️Member of the 2010’s All Decade Team
▫️Walter Payton Man of the Year winner after raising millions for Houston following Hurricane Harvey
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 27, 2022
I don't know what J.J. Watt's plans are for the future, but I would love to see him stay with Arizona in some sort of front office role. Watt embodies leadership. 2023 will likely begin a new era of Cardinals football, and I can think of no one better to help redirect this org.
— Chuck Harris (@chuckh3) December 27, 2022
Hell yeah @JJWatt
Congrats on a HELL OF A RUN pic.twitter.com/MWmy1lIoGh
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) December 29, 2022
This JJ Watt speech after the Texans lost another game will forever be one of my favorites.
Every single word. Nothing but the truth.pic.twitter.com/jdSqldxH1s
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) December 27, 2022
One of my favorite teammates of all time.
Hall of Fame player, Hall of Fame person.
Unbelievable career my brother!! https://t.co/zlpGFggt27
— Zach Ertz (@ZERTZ_86) December 27, 2022
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