JJ Watt announcement that he was retiring form the NFL was a surprise to many people including his own Cardinals’ teammates.
Following the announcement, Watt received plenty of messages but one particular one stuck out more than the rest. Watt shared a story of Cardinals rookie linebacker Jesse Luketa trying to FaceTime him after he had just gotten his wisdom teeth removed.
The message was difficult to understand as Luketa was still recovering from his surgery, but the result was the rookie asking Watt for a signed jersey.
Watt shared the story with the media:
On Friday, Watt made through with his promise and got Luketa the jersey: ]
The final two games of the Arizona Cardinals’ season will see a great wave of respect toward defensive end J.J. Watt, who will bring his legendary career to a close and retire at the end of the year. Watt is enjoying a resurgent season to close his career, as his total of 9.5 sacks is the most he’s had since recording 16 in 2018.