JJ Watt reveals why he refuses to sign Houston Texans’ one-year deal.
Before signing with the Arizona Cardinals as a free agent, JJ Watt was released by the Houston Texans at his request in 2021. He retired with another franchise that did not draft him and where he didn’t make his name.
JJ Watt doesn’t feel any need to sign a ceremonial one-day contract with the Houston Texans to retire as a member of the AFC South franchise.
Many of his fans wondered why JJ Watt in not retired as a team member of the Texans and whether they offered him a one-day contract so that he can retire with the franchise. He is not very much interested in the Texans deal and he explained why.
“As far as the one-day contract, I personally just don’t really understand or see the reason for it,” Watt said, via @ProFootballTalk. “It’s more just a ceremonial piece of paper. I think that the Ring of Honor and all that comes with it is more than enough. I think they’ve done it first class the whole way and I appreciate that. I haven’t even filled out or done any retirement papers or anything. So I don’t really feel the need to sign a one-day contract or anything. It’s just a piece of paper.”
J.J. Watt doesn't see the point in signing a one-day contract with the #Texans:— MLFootball (@_MLFootball) June 14, 2023
“As far as the one-day contract, I personally just don’t really understand or see the reason for it,” Watt said, via @ProFootballTalk. “It’s more just a ceremonial piece of paper. I think that the… pic.twitter.com/pFbqHd2HCE
Recently, the team Houston Texans announced that they will honor former defensive end JJ Watt with an induction into the franchise’s Ring of Honor this season. The organization wants to induct him into their Ring of Honor this season, most specifically in their week 4 game with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
During his NFL career, Watt has totaled 586 tackles and 114.5 sacks. two interceptions and, and three Touchdowns.
Watt finished his NFL career with 39 tackles, 18 takes for loss, 12.5 sacks, and one forced fumble in 16 games played.