Cardinals’ JJ Watt Reveals Why He’s Retiring at End of 2022 Season
JJ Watt, three-time NFL Defensive Player Of The Year, opened up about his journey to becoming a defender. his retirement decision While speaking with the media on Wednesday.
TheCardinalsOn Tuesday, a defensive end posted on social media that he was retiring after 12 years in the NFL. This shocked the NFL world. Even coach Kliff Kingsbury admitted that he didn’t learn. Until everyone else made the same decision.
Watt found the decision to be easy.
“I’ve known about it for a while. Watt stated, “It’s the right moment.” NFL.com. “It feels like the right moment. It just weighs you down. I have put so much into the game, the wins and losses, the mental stress, and passion that goes with it. It’s heavy. It’s heavy.
Watt has had a turbulent year on and off the pitch. The Cardinals are currently 4-11 and have been eliminated from playoff contention.
Watt and his wife Kealia Ohai Watt are off the field. Their first child In October. The defensive end existed before that. Underwent treatment for a heart conditionHe had his heart beat back to rhythm.
Watt stated that losses are very difficult to accept. Watt said, “You have to live with the highs as well as the lows.” I’ve always stated that I would rather live with the lows and highs than not knowing the middle. I have a son now. I had a heart attack in the middle of the last year so that may have played a part. It’s not a problem, I’m happy and at peace with it.
Watt answered the question about Watt leaving when he is only 33 years old, and isn’t playing poorly. Watt said that he wanted the field to remember him as a rock star.
Watt stated, “I’d rather go out playing football knowing I could still play and that hopefully people will remember me playing good soccer than to limp out and be forced out and knowing that it was probably a mistake that I should’ve done earlier.”
His last two games of the season will be against both the Falcons and the 49ers this weekend.
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