May 7, 2024 - News

🏈 Quote du jour: J.J. Watt teases return

J.J. Watt looks to the crowd at a Texans game

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J.J. Watt may be retired, but don't write him off.

Flashback: Watt left the NFL in 2022 after nearly a decade with the Texans and another two seasons with the Arizona Cardinals.

  • The defensive end made his mark in the Bayou City both on and off the field with accolades for his sportsmanship and philanthropy.

Driving the news: When asked last week how he resists the temptation to return to the sport as the Texans continue to build something great, he said a reunion on the gridiron has indeed crossed his mind.

What he's saying: "I told [Texans head coach] DeMeco [Ryans] last year, 'Don't call unless you absolutely need it, but if you ever do call, I'll be there,'" Watt said. "He knows not to call unless he absolutely needs it."

  • "I don't anticipate that happening. They've got a very good crew."
  • Watt said this was the last year his offer was on the table.

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