J.J. Watt breaks silence on ‘All-Black vs. All-White’ Pro Bowl idea with a controversial take after Rashard Mendenhall’s viral tweet

The current black-white ratio in the league is 56.4 percent of black players, while only 26.4 percent are white.

J.J. Watt breaks silence on ‘All-Black vs. All-White’ Pro Bowl idea with a controversial take after Rashard Mendenhall’s viral tweet

Rashard Mendenhall and J.J. Watt (Via TMZ/People)

From being named Defensive Player of the Year three times to becoming a renowned sports analyst, J.J. Watt‘s journey in football has been quite amazing. Although the legendary defender couldn’t retire with a Super Bowl ring, he sure is counted among those few players who deserved it the most.

Standing at such a prominent level, it’s obvious the former Houston Texans defensive end will have haters. And it turned out that he had been recently targeted for being a white American talking about football.

In a recent Twitter post, former NFL running back Rashard Mendenhall penned down his opinion, in a radically insensitive comment, of not being a fan of “average white guys” talking and analyzing football. He even suggested conducting the Pro Bowl between all-black players and all-white players.

To which Watt gave quite an interesting response, accompanied by a laughing emoji.

We’d get cooked at corner, not gonna lie. Nobody on our squad is covering Tyreek. 
JJ Watt wrote on X

If analyzing the current ratio in the league, 56.4 percent of the total players are black, while only 26.4 percent are white. This clearly states that the sport is dominated by black football players. Given that, it’s highly unlikely that the NFL would accept the former Pittsburgh Steelers running back’s suggestion for the Pro Bowl.

J.J. Watt has no regrets about not winning the Super Bowl

In his 12-year NFL career, Watt could never reach the Super Bowl level, and that sure is one of his biggest wishes undone. But as optimistic as the legendary defender is, he prefers investing his energy in the positive.

J.J. Watt
J.J. Watt (Via ConcoValleyHomepage)

And his career graph has been quite inspiring, as Watt went to five Pro Bowls and would likely donate a gold jacket in the future. After announcing his retirement last year, Watt remained thankful for the opportunities he had in the league. He emphasized that he has no regrets for the missed opportunities; instead, he feels lucky enough to live a dream that many don’t.

Watt spent a decade of his NFL career with the Houston Texans and the remaining two years with the Arizona Cardinals, which he joined in 2020. He retired as the best defensive end in the history of the NFL, along with three DPOY trophies to his name.

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