For years, Green Bay Packers fans dreamed about one day having J.J. Watt play for the organization.
The legendary defender was born in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, and played for the Badgers in college before becoming a standout for the Houston Texans.
Watt’s career has now officially come to an end, and we never got to see him calling Lambeau Field home, but some people still want to know what happened there.
That’s why Adam Schein couldn’t help to ask him if he had ever wanted to play for the Packers, and Watt wasn’t exactly straightforward with his response.
"Sometimes things just don't happen the way fairy tales are supposed to happen." @AdamSchein asks @JJWatt if the Packers lack of interest in him prevented him from signing in Green Bay as a free agent in 2021.
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Watt claimed that there was definitely something to it but added that it was a story for another day and didn’t offer a lot of details.
When pushed a little harder and asked whether he wanted to play for the team knowing that they would be perennial Super Bowl contenders with Aaron Rodgers, he just said that things don’t always materialize and go the way it’s supposed to be in fairy tales.
Of course, one doesn’t have to be a genius to get what he’s saying.
Maybe the Packers were never actually interested in him; maybe they never offered enough to get him.
Whatever the case, Watt never got to play for his hometown team.
His career was derailed by injuries and he walked away from the game after a brief stint with the Arizona Cardinals, and this story might now go down as one of the biggest ‘what ifs’ in recent NFL history.NEXT: The Packers Are Reportedly Asking For 'Patience' With Jordan Love