JJ Watt played the final game of his 12-year NFL career this season and left the game as one of the best defensive ends. The 33-year-old accomplished a lot during his NFL days, including becoming a five-time All-Pro. When asked what the next chapter of his life would be, Watt replied that he wanted to be involved in football games.
The former Houston Texans star also commented that he prefers appearing on TV to movies.
For now, JJ Watt can look back on his illustrious career in the NFL. He was the 11th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. During the 2012 season, the defensive end won his first of three of his AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Awards. It was his second season in the league. He led the NFL in both sacks (20.5) and tackles for loss (39) that season. In his career, he lost 114.5 sacks and 195 tackles.
His three Defensive Player of the Year awards tie with Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald and HOF linebacker Lawrence Taylor for the most in history. Given his resume and personality, it’s quite possible that his HOF in the future will appear in the booth or at his NFL pregame shows on the network.
Where will JJ Watt go after retirement?
One possible role JJ Watt could find himself on networks such as Fox, NBC and Fox is calling NFL games. Buck, likely to have a career path similar to Drew Brees. Like Brees, Watt is a future Hall of Famer who understands football inside and out.
Another place the 5-time Pro Bowler can end up is in the world of podcasting. There are many former and current players who have gone this route. This includes the recent new heights podcast.
Watt has appeared on many podcasts, so the medium is familiar to him. We’ll see what the former defensive star does next at this stage in his life.
JJ Watt totaled 586 tackles and 70 passes defensed in 151 NFL games. He spent the first 10 his seasons of his career with the Texans and the last 2 his seasons with the Arizona Cardinals.