One of the best careers in NFL history is coming to an end in just two weeks ... Arizona Cardinals star J.J. Wattjust revealed he's retiring following the end of this season.
The 3-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year made the surprising announcement on his social media page Tuesday morning ... saying he's grateful his two-month-old son, Koa, was able to watch his last-ever home game on Christmas.
"Koa's first-ever NFL game," Watt said in his announcement. "My last ever NFL home game."
Koa’s first ever NFL game. My last ever NFL home game.
My heart is filled with nothing but love and gratitude. It’s been an absolute honor and a pleasure.
The 33-year-old, who just had his first baby with Kealia Ohai Watt in October, may not be on the field after this season ... but his family will still be represented well in the NFL nonetheless -- as his brothers, Derek and T.J., currently play for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
J.J.'s final two NFL games will be against the Falcons this weekend ... and then the 49ers on Jan. 8.