Arizona Cardinals Defensive End JJ Watt is Retiring After the Season
Arizona’s defensive end JJ Watt is one of the best defensive players in National Football League history. However, he announced his retirement after the current season. In addition, the three-time Defensive Player of the Year played his final home game last Sunday. On a sad note, the Cardinals lost to the Buccaneers in overtime.
According to sportsbook pay per head blog sources, Arizona will finish the regular season with two road games. The first one is on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, and another on January 8 against the San Francisco 49ers.
As a pass rusher of Watt’s caliber, he will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2028.
Defensive End JJ Watt to Retire After the Season
Watt is tied for most in league history for most Defensive Player of the Year awards with NY Giants Lawrence Taylor and LA Rams Aaron Donald of the Los Angeles Rams.
The NFL says the 11th overall choice in the 2011 NFL Draft went to the Houston Texans, where he spent the first ten seasons of his career and was named to the league’s All-Pro and Pro Bowl teams seven times. With 101 total sacks, he set a new Texans record.
Based on NFL news reports, Watt signed a two-year contract with the Cardinals in March 2021 after becoming a free agent. The off-field contributions that Watt has made have helped him gain widespread recognition.
According to bookie software reports, Watt collected almost $37 million for those affected by Harvey’s flooding and destruction through a YouCaring effort that received a widespread notice online and the support of several celebrities. In addition, he raised a lot of money for various charities. As a result, he received the 2017 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year.