Football star J.J. Watt has signed a two-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals that is worth more than $31 million.
The deal was announced on Monday, with the former Houston Texans star being guaranteed $23 million. Watt posted a photo of himself on Twitter wearing a Cardinals t-shirt while working out. The team’s official account also tweeted a picture of the athlete and said, “Welcome to the Valley, @JJWatt. We have agreed to terms with J.J. Watt on a two-year contract,” though it is unclear what the exact terms are.
source: me. pic.twitter.com/1Y6okQBUy5
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) March 1, 2021
Welcome to the Valley, @JJWatt!
We have agreed to terms with J.J. Watt on a two-year contract.
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) March 1, 2021
Watt, who will be 32 in a few weeks, spent ten years with the Houston Texans. During his career, he became a five-time Pro Bowler, Defensive Player of the Year three times and has led the NFL in sacks twice.
His decision to go with the Cardinals sent Twitter into a frenzy, especially considering several other teams, including the Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills, expressed interest in him. Peep some of the best reactions to the announcement.
Chandler Jones, JJ Watt, Nick Bosa, Aaron Donald exist in NFC West.
Russell Wilson: pic.twitter.com/xqyDJueMUz
— The Roundtable Podcast (@PodRoundtable) March 1, 2021
When JJ Watt see DeAndre Hopkins in the Cardinals locker room pic.twitter.com/HVBB4KbFX2
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) March 1, 2021
JJ Watt: “I’m signing with Arizona” pic.twitter.com/oQSqoxTOYJ
— McNeil (@Reflog_18) March 1, 2021
Russell Wilson when JJ Watt gets added to a division that already has Nick Bosa, Chandler Jones, and Aaron Donald pic.twitter.com/xY3DWBNEyc
— The JNL Sports Show (@JNLSportsShow) March 1, 2021
live look at Russell Wilson, knowing he has to face Aaron Donald, JJ Watt, and Nick Bosa twice a year pic.twitter.com/oxXVxibVhw
— Я𝕆𝔹¹⁴ ƧℤП ⚜⚡ (@rob14white) March 1, 2021
Russell Wilson seeing JJ Watt join the NFC West pic.twitter.com/gQgTkcYtzw
— RB1: a fantasy football podcast (@RB1podcast) March 1, 2021
Sometimes it lonely at the t…bottom.
So long, JJ Watt. pic.twitter.com/r8UtxgEW9x
— Apollo Media (@ApolloHOU) March 1, 2021