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Tributes have poured in from around the NFL as J.J. Watt calls it a wrap on a legendary career.The veteran defensive end that he was retiring from the NFL after 12 seasons. He leaves the league with 3 NFL Defensive Player of the Year awards, 5 Pro Bowl nods, 2 NFL sack titles and a 2010s All-Decade team inclusion to his name.On Tuesday, the Cardinals posted a video on Twitter shot ahead of the team's Week 18 game vs. the 49ers, which showed his reaction to a special retirement video. Watt couldn't hold back tears (and who could blame him) Taylor Decker Jersey
as he watched me sages pour in from various NFL stars like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning, and his brothers T.J. and Derek, as well as his parents and wife.Grab some Kleenex.someone please grab the ti sues Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) The video, filmed as a part of HBO's "Hard Knocks" series, began with a me sage from his brother, T.J., who has Charlie Taumoepeau Jersey
become one of the best defensive players in the league in his own right over the last few years as a member of the Steelers."I just wanted to say congratulations on retirement," he said. "You and your resiliency throughout all the ups and downs, you Ifeatu Melifonwu Jersey
ending up in the NFL and you being a Defensive Player of the Year and you having all of the succe s that you had showed me that it's po sible.""Congratulations buddy," Rodgers added. "See you in Canton.""Man, you were a pain in my a s for a long time," Brady joked. "It was an honor to share the field with you."MORE: a stuffed badgerWatt was seen getting visibly emotional, especially towards the end as his parents and wife provide their congratulations."Before you were born, we had really big dreams for you and high hopes," his mother, Connie, said. "But boy, you kind of blew those all Alim McNeill Jersey
out of the water on your own.""I got to be a big part of it for your first journey back in the day when I was your coach," his father, John, added. "It's been a pleasure to watch you ever since. Kind of sad to see it come to your last game, but you have so many great things ahead of you."His wife, Kealia, shared her me sage while holding the couple's infant son, Koa."You've always been so generous and kind and loving to everyone around you, and you never forgot who you are," she said. "I know Koa will be so proud to be your son."As the video ended, Watt Craig Reynolds Jersey
received a round of applause from his Cardinals teammates.Watt quote tweeted the video after its release to expre s his surprise.Was not ready for that whatsoever.Truly one of the greatest gifts Ive ever received.Will cherish it forever. JJ Watt (@JJWatt) The future Hall-of-Famer went on to receive a well-deserved from the fans at Levi's Stadium in California as he left the field one last time. It brought to an end his legendary career that will surely go down as one of the best by a defensive player in NFL history.