Cardinals' J.J. Watt announces this will be final NFL season

Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman J.J. Watt announced in a tweet Tuesday morning that he will retire after this season.

"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," he tweeted along with a picture of him holding son Koa and standing next to wife Kealia at Sunday night's game between the Cardinals and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Watt's 12-year career has two games left, both road trips, to the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers.

He'll walk away as one of the most dominant defensive players of his generation and a likely first-ballot Hall of Famer.

Watt is one of three players to be named the Defensive Player of the Year three times, joining Aaron Donald and Lawrence Taylor.

Watt will finish his career with the Cardinals, having signed with them before the 2021 season after spending 10 seasons with the Texans.

He is one of three Watt brothers to play in the NFL.