JJ Watt is hanging them up at the end of the year.
The Cardinals pass rusher announced he’s retiring on twitter.
Koa’s first ever NFL game.
My last ever NFL home game.
My heart is filled with nothing but love and gratitude. It’s been an absolute honor and a pleasure.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) December 27, 2022
In late September Watt announced that his heart had gone into atrial fibrillation, or irregular rhythm, and needed to be shocked to return to normal.
The 33-year-old has been named NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year three times, in 2012, 2014 and 2015, all with Houston.
A first-round pick from Wisconsin in 2011, Watt spent the first ten years of his career with the Texans before signing with Arizona in 2020.
The five-time Pro Bowler has 9.5 sacks this season, 111.5 in his career.
The Cardinals will finish the season on the road, travelling to Atlanta this weekend to take on the Falcons before finishing the season at the 49ers.