Entertainment Sports JJ Watt Signed by Arizona Cardinals After Release from Houston Texans JJ Watt spent 10 seasons with the Houston Texans By Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble is a Senior Digital News Editor and the Sports Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She's worked at PEOPLE for over seven years as a writer, reporter and editor across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Super Bowl to the Met Gala. She's been nominated for the ASME NEXT Awards for Journalists Under 30, and previously wrote for Us Weekly while on staff at Wenner Media. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 1, 2021 01:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email JJ Watt. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mizzen+Main JJ Watt has found his new home in the NFL. On Friday, the 31-year-old announced that he's signed with the Arizona Cardinals just weeks after being released by the Houston Texans. Sharing a photo of himself wearing a Cardinals' shirt while lifting weights, Watt wrote on Twitter, "Source: me." On Feb. 12, Texans and Watt announced that after 10 seasons with the team, the athlete would be moving on. Watt — a Wisconsin native who played college football at the University of Wisconsin — was selected by the Texans in the first round of the 2011 NFL draft, ultimately playing in 128 games. He is a five-time Pro Bowl selection, and set numerous franchise records. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. In a video on social media addressing his release, Watt said, "The connection I have with the people of Houston is special, and I will never take that for granted because I know how rare it is. I just want you to know that I love you and I appreciate you." RELATED GALLERY: See All the Sweet Photos from Kealia Ohai and JJ Watt's Dreamy Tropical Wedding Watt and wife Kealia Ohai had been doing long-distance since her 2020 move from the Houston Dash to the Chicago Red Stars. RELATED VIDEO: JJ Watt Continues To Surpass Hurricane Harvey Relief Goal — Over $13 Million & Counting "Any team in the league would jump at the opportunity to add Kealia to their roster," Red Stars Head Coach Rory Dames said in a statement shared on the team's website at the time. "She has proven her ability to score at this level and we are excited to get her integrated into our group. We look forward to having her here in Chicago.