The Houston Texans are releasing defensive end J. J. Watt after he and the team mutually agreed to part ways, ESPN reports.
Watt released a video on Twitter Friday morning to let fans know, "directly from him" about his leaving.
Houston, I wanted you to hear this directly from me... pic.twitter.com/YqT3P6Lb6l— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) February 12, 2021
Watt was born in Waukesha, but grew up in Pewaukee and played high school football there.
He also played college football for the Wisconsin Badgers in Madison.
From there he was the #11 Pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Texans.
In the years 2012, 2014, and 2015 Watt won NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
It is unclear where Watt will be moving on to at this time but in the video posted, he said he's excited for new opportunities coming his way.