J.J. Watt obtained an emotional and becoming tribute from San Francisco 49ers followers on Sunday afternoon.
Watt walked off the sector at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday to a standing ovation, one which introduced him to tears as he hugged Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury close to the top of his ultimate NFL recreation.
Watt’s spouse, Kealia, was in tears from her seat within the stadium. Niners tight finish George Kittle was leaping up and down on the sideline, celebrating Watt at one level, too.
Watt introduced final month that he would retire after the season, ending a formidable 12-year profession that’s certain to land him within the Corridor of Fame. The 33-year-old completed his profession with 586 complete tackles, 114.5 sacks and two interceptions in 151 video games. The five-time Professional Bowler and Walter Payton Man of the 12 months award winner will undoubtedly go down as probably the greatest defenders in league historical past.
The tribute in Santa Clara, California, wasn’t all Watt obtained Sunday. His two brothers, who each play for the Pittsburgh Steelers, arrived at Acrisure Stadium for his or her recreation towards the Cleveland Browns in J.J. Watt jerseys.
Lots had been there to thank Watt on the sector after the sport.
The 49ers had little problem getting previous the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon. They rolled to a 38-13 win behind three touchdowns from quarterback Brock Purdy and two extra on the bottom from Elijah Mitchell to take their tenth straight win. The Cardinals, alternatively, completed the season 4-13.
Whereas his ultimate season wasn’t nice on the sector from a crew standpoint, Watt actually obtained the farewell he deserved.
49ers followers gave J.J. Watt a standing ovation as he walked off the sector for the ultimate time on Sunday afternoon. (AP/Godofredo A. Vásquez)