JJ Watt Thought He Could Play Pro Football – OutKick


JJ Watt no longer thinks he has the qualities to be a professional football player.

During appearance On the ‘Men in Blazers’ podcast, the Arizona Cardinals defensive star told a funny story about believing he could play in the English Premier League as a goalkeeper if he practiced for one year.

It took a practice penalty shot from his wife Kealia, who plays for the Chicago Red Stars, to realize he had it all wrong.

JJ Watt thought he could play in EPL. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

“At the speed that this bullet went past my head, I immediately said, ‘I was wrong in every way,'” Watt explained.

I love the passion, I love the confidence, I love the excitement of being an EPL keeper, but the execution clearly left a lot to be desired!

It took a penalty shot for Watt to recognize that he obviously couldn’t just transfer to the EPL and play as a goalkeeper.

JJ Watt humbled himself after thinking he could play in the EPL. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

It’s a very different sport from football, and it’s an elite league. The EPL isn’t like walking to the local rec center jumping into a scrum.

Many of the best soccer players in the world are part of the EPL. I’m not even a footballer, and I know it. How did Watt think he could just come in and dominate?

JJ Watt thought he could play professional football. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

On the other hand, it was confidence that made him a terror for NFL offensive lines and quarterbacks. That confidence will do him nothing in the world of football but embarrass him!


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