JJ Watt is calling it a career, wrapping up an NFL journey after 12 seasons in the league. That journey came to an end in Sunday’s Week 18 game for the Arizona Cardinals.

Watt did not go out quietly, producing a pair of sacks and 3 tackles for loss in his final NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers. Then, at the 2-minute warning of the fourth quarter, Watt received his curtain call.

The defensive end and his family were clearly emotional for the moment as Watt received a sendoff into retirement.

With the 2 sacks on Sunday, Watt finishes the 2022 season with 12.5, his first year in double-digit sacks since recording 16 in 2018. He finishes his impressive career with 114.5 sacks and 6 seasons of 10+ sacks.

Watt also goes down as a 3-time winner of the Defensive Player of the Year Award and the 2017 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. His 4-year stretch from 2012-15 with 69 sacks and 119 TFL is still widely regarded as one of the best-ever stretches for a pass rusher in the NFL.

Congratulations to Watt on a successful and remarkable NFL career and one of the best Wisconsin Badgers to ever do it on the gridiron.