Not only was Watt able to have an 11-year NFL career, something that is impressive in its own right, but he was also able to walk away from the game on his terms.
.@JJWatt got an ovation from everyone in the stadium as he walked off the field for the final time.
Awesome stuff 👏
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) January 12, 2023
After his final game this past weekend, Watt was given a standing ovation by all of the fans in attendance at the Arizona Cardinals’ season finale.
Watt’s 11-year career began with nine seasons as a member of the Houston Texans before finishing his final two seasons as a member of the Cardinals.
In his time in the league, Watt has dominated at the defensive end position and racked up multiple accolades by the time he wrapped up his career.
To just name a few, Watt is a three-time Defensive Player of the Year, five-time first-team All-Pro, a two-time sack leader, and also won a Walter Payton Man of the Year trophy.
The Walter Payton award goes to a player that has a huge impact on their community and often goes to the player who is seen as the most active in their community.
To many players, that honor is among the greatest that they could receive in their time in the league.
Watt’s career will not soon be forgotten.
His impact on the game of football, both on and off the field has been felt by fans across the globe.
We’ll miss watching you on Sundays, J.J.!NEXT: 2 Possible Destinations For DeAndre Hopkins