Sometimes when a franchise player leaves a city, feelings can be hurt.

But that doesn’t seem to be the case for Houston Texans fans, who said goodbye to JJ Watt — one of the best players in franchise history — on Friday.

The Texans are releasing Watt after 10 years with the team as he hopes to pursue a Super Bowl in the latter part of his career. He won three Defensive Player of the Year awards with the Texans, but the franchise struggled to make deep postseason runs.

He’s amassed 101 sacks, 172 tackles for loss and 25 forced fumbles over the course of his career. He’s likely to be a first ballot Hall of Famer when he does eventually retire.

With the Texans entering a transition period — including a potential trade of QB Deshaun Watson — it made sense for the sides to part ways.

Still, it’s an emotional time for Texans fans. Watt was also a major driver of relief for the city of Houston after Hurricane Harvey devastated that community in 2017.

Here’s some of the reaction from Texans fans after the move was announced:

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