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Cardinals DE JJ Watt Thanks Utah Jazz Owner Ryan Smith After Working Out In Team’s Gym

Jul 5, 2021, 10:54 AM
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Defensive-line J.J. Watt #99 of the Arizona Cardinals participates in an off-season workout at Dignity Health Arizona Cardinals Training Center on June 09, 2021 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Arizona Cardinals defensive end JJ Watt sent a thank you tweet to Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith after the NFL star worked out in the NBA team’s facilities.

Watt posted his gratitude on Monday, July 5.

Thanks for letting me use the gym @RyanQualtrics @utahjazz,” Watt tweeted. “Very much appreciated!”

Smith responded to Watt, “anytime bro !!!”

After spending his entire career with the Houston Texans, Watt signed with one of the closest NFL teams to the state of Utah this offseason, the Cardinals.

The NFL star has family ties to the state of Utah, including in sports.

Watt’s wife, Kealia Watt, was born in Draper, Utah and attended Alta High School. She is currently a member of the NWSL’s Chicago Red Stars.

The NFL linebacker previously expressed interest in buying former NWSL club, Utah Royals FC, before the team moved to Kansas City in 2020.

In early 2021, Watt praised former BYU and current Las Vegas Raiders tight end Matt Bushman for creating a foundation. Bushman said his foundation was inspired by the Cardinals star.

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