While JJ Watt is a threat to NFL offensive players, his stories of philanthropy are well-documented.
Along with creating the JJ Watt Foundation which helps fund sports programs, he also raised $27 million for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Football fans also donated $99 to his foundation when he was released by the Houston Texans.
But as he now plays for the Arizona Cardinals, he’s still the same gentle giant helping those in need.
This time, he’s going to help a Texans fan pay for her grandfather’s funeral expenses.
Don’t sell your shoes and jersey, we’ll help with the funeral.
— JJWatt (@JJWatt) July 21, 2022
Texans fan Jennifer Simpson tweeted, “I have a pair of Reebok women’s shoes @JJWatt size 9 $60. I have worn them twice. These are great shoes, I’m only selling them because we’re raising money for my grandfather’s funeral. I also have a Watt Women’s Texans XL Jersey for $30. Anyone interested?”
To which the three-time Defensive Player of the Year replied: “Don’t sell your shoes and jersey, we’ll help with the funeral. My condolences.”
It’s that kind of compassion that endears Watt not just to Texans and Cardinals fans, but to anyone invested in football.
Watt keeps on going
He would like to make up for lost time after missing ten regular season games in 2021.
In a division that includes the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers, the Cardinals will need Watt to disrupt the offense of these playoff contenders.
After one of the worst campaigns of his career, the former Wisconsin player is ready to prove he can’t be counted yet.
More importantly, he wants to do well the coming season to get a contract extension from the Cardinals.
As he continues, he gets to help more people in need.