NFL star defensive end JJ Watt took part in an online question-and-answer interview with military service members on Sunday where he talked up his wife’s athletic skills.
Although many fans were hoping Watt might give away some insight as to who he would be playing for next season, that was not the case on Sunday. Instead, Watt stayed close to the script, discussing with service members his background and what motivates him to be successful.
It seems like one of Watt’s top motivations comes in the form of his wife, Kealia Ohai. Ohai is a forward for the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League. She previously was a member of the Houston Dash from 2014-2019.
During the 45-minute discussion, the three-time NFL defensive player of the year opens up about who he considers the best athlete in the family.
“If I say anything but my wife I’ll get my a– kicked,” Watt jokes.
That is some pretty high praise considering Watt and his two brothers, TJ and Derek are all NFL players.
However, JJ Watt says that his wife Kealia push each other to train harder, adding “it’s one of the best things about our relationship.” He also says that while Ohai has him beat in “speed and agility” drills, that he wins out when it comes to “strength activities.”
Watt also took the time to give thanks to the service members across the globe. He said that his grandfather fought in the Korean War.
“As athletes, we often get the headlines, and fame and praise we don’t necessarily deserve,” the NFL star admits. “The people who deserve it are our military heroes who protect our freedom.”
JJ Watt Signs With Arizona Cardinals
The long-time Houston Texan officially announced where he would begin the next chapter in his career. On Monday, JJ Watt took to Twitter to say that he was going to sign with the Arizona Cardinals.
The All-Pro and former defensive player of the year made the announcement himself. He posted a snap of him working out in an Arizona Cardinals shirt. In the caption, he wrote, “source: me.”
Before announcing his intent to sign with the Cardinals, rumors had been floating around that there were several other teams in play for Watt. Many NFL fans wanted him to join up with the Pittsburgh Steelers to unite with his two brothers.
A few minutes after Watt made the announcement, the official Arizona Cardinals Twitter account released their own statement. They say that he will be signing a two-year, $31-million deal with $23 million in guaranteed money.