NFL Legend Calls It Quits After 12-Year Career

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At a glance

  • J.J. Watt, a near-lock to be a first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Famer, tweeted that he intends to retire at the end of this season, his 12th in the NFL.
  • Watt’s announcement came two days after the Cardinals played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Christmas Day in a game that the Buccaneers won 16-13 in overtime. Watt recorded a season-high six tackles.
  • Watt tweeted a picture of himself with his infant son and wife. writing: “Koa’s first ever NFL game. My last ever NFL home game.”

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