Three-time Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt has confirmed his retirement from the NFL.
Watt is considered among the sport’s greatest defensive players ever.
Set for a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Watt is widely considered among the greatest-ever defensive players and was set to become a free agent after his contract with the Arizona Cardinals expired in 2023.
But Watt, who previously played for the Houston Texans, said Sunday’s 19-16 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would be his last game on home turf.
“My last ever NFL home game,” said Watt, 33, who added that it was the first game his infant son Koa had attended.
“My heart is filled with nothing but love and gratitude. It’s been an absolute honor and a pleasure.”