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JJ Watt strikes deal with Arizona Cardinals, shares the news himself with simple tweet

We no longer have to wonder where J.J. Watt will go after leaving the Houston Texans last month.

Note: the video in this story is from a Feb. 12 broadcast and covers J.J.’s comments after leaving the Texans

He posted the following photo to Twitter on Monday morning with the caption “Source: Me.” It shows him wearing an Arizona Cardinals shirt but did not immediately offer additional details.

About 15 minutes later, Arizona’s official Twitter account made it clear for anyone who was still confused: yes, J.J. is now an Arizona Cardinal, and it’s a two-year deal.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported, according to his sources, Watt is getting a $31 million two-year deal with $23 million guaranteed.

This deal also reunites Watt with former Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who was traded to the Cardinals during the 2020 offseason.

Based on this Instagram post from only a week ago, Hopkins should be happy about today’s news. He posted a photo of him and J.J. together and wrote “Let’s finish what we started…”

Last month, Watt announced via Twitter that he asked the owners of the Texans for his release and they “mutually agreed to part ways.”

As a first-class champion on and off the field, Watt has become one of the most beloved athletes in Houston history. 

In an emotional message, the three-time Defensive Player of the Year  expressed his love for the people of Houston. Read more and watch that story here.



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