Houston Texans Defensive tackle J.J. Watt had played only five games over the last two years heading into the 2018 season but many thought he would never be the same again.
Well J.J. Watt is addressing the retirement rumors after a back injury derailed his career. Here is what the Texans star is saying after coming off a stellar 2018 and in his first healthy offseason since 2015. Read on to see why J.J. Watt deads NFL retirement rumors…
CelebNSports247.com reports that the Defensive tackle J.J. Watt is set to enter his ninth season with the Houston Texans, but before the season starts he wants to set the record straight.
Why J.J. Watt deads NFL retirement rumors. It simple really, J. J. says “I don’t want to leave the game anytime soon.”
J.J. Watt has officially said this about his plans of staying in the NFL.
Justin James Watt, 30, told ESPN:
I don’t want to leave the game anytime soon. I love it. Hopefully, we can say that I had two less years of pounding on my body, I had two less years of wear and tear, so that means two more years on the back end.
The DT who channeled the Incredible Hulk adds:
I feel good right now. I’m excited about the season ahead. I’m excited about the team that we’ve got and the guys that we’ve got. I love it. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. I get to go around and chase a ball for a living and they pay me to do it. I couldn’t be any luckier.
I get to spend a lot less time in the training room. I get to just work on my craft, work in the weight room and not have to worry as much, I would say. The last two years, you’re just trying to get back, hoping to be able to play and hoping that you can play at a decent level, whereas this year you get to actually focus on improving and getting better and not trying to come back from a traumatic injury.