Twitter reacts to the Texans releasing of DE J.J. Watt

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The Houston Texans and J.J. Watt will be going in separate directions in 2021.

On Friday morning, news broke that the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year would be released from the AFC South club, which means he will be playing for a new NFL team for his 11th professional season.

“I have sat down with the McNair family and I have asked them for my release, and we have mutually agreed to part ways at this time,” Watt said in a video posted to his Twitter account.

Twitter was chock full of reactions upon hearing of the Texans’ intentions to release Watt.

Watt’s departure is interpreted by some as the birth pangs for the great rebuilding inside the Texans that will culminate with quarterback Deshaun Watson’s trade.

However, there is one opinion that isn’t as gloomy about Watt’s release.

Overall, fans were grateful for Watt’s tenure in Houston.

No one can forget what Watt did for the city of Houston after Hurricane Harvey, and also his humility in saving a city.

Of course, Watt’s release also sparked opportunists, such as Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence.

That scenario might be good for Watt’s finances as he could stay in a no-income tax state, but it would gag Texans fans.