JJ Watt was in tears after the Cardinals surprised him with a tribute video
After announcing his retirement with two weeks remaining in the 2022 NFL season, JJ Watt took time to learn it all. The future Hall of Famer received a lot of support and praise from across the league following his announcement, and Watt even received a special tribute video of him. Arizona Cardinals teammates and coaches.
The idea for the video belonged to Cardinals defensive line coach Matt Burke and defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, and it contains messages from Watt’s friends, family, and colleagues from across the NFL. It started with a message from his younger brother, Pittsburgh Steelworker pavers TJ watts.
“I’ve never been scared, ‘What if I work hard, give my all for football, and fail?’,” said TJ. “But you, and your resilience through all the ups and downs of your football career, and you end up in the NFL, and you’re Defensive Player of the Year, and you have all the success that you have, showed me that it is possible.”
Watt has received more messages from teammates and coaches with whom he has been with the team for many years. Amount and Houston Texas — as well as some of his fellow NFL stars.
“You’re not just a dominant player on the pitch but you do a lot for people off the pitch,” Aaron Rodgers speak. “Congratulations, mate. See you in [the Hall of Fame].”
Other midfielders, such as Dak Prescott, Kirk’s cousin and brave catshared their relief at no longer having to deal with Watt trying to fire them on the football field.
Brady said: “Dude, you’ve been bugging me for a long time. “You’re an incredible player. You treat everyone with respect. You’re a great teammate, you care about the team. … It’s an honor to play on the same pitch as you.”
Cameras from the HBO crew of “Hard Knocks: In Season” captured Watt in tears while watching the video, and he sobbed as the video message finally played, featuring his parents and wife Kealiaholding their newborn son Koa.
“You are always generous, kind and loving to everyone around you, and you never forget who you are,” says Kealia Watt. “I know Koa would be proud to be your son.”
When a video of JJ Watt’s emotional reaction to the video surfaced on Twitter, he replied that it was one of the greatest gifts he has ever received.
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