By Jeff HowePublished Nov 07, 2018 11:50:07J.
J., the former Buffalo Bills quarterback, has a pair of special jerseys in his collection, the first of which is his own.
The second is an homage to the New York Jets’ quarterback and defensive coordinator, Rex Ryan.
The Bills announced that Watt’s jersey will be retired next season, but the Bills will be making it a regular tradition to wear the jersey with the number 14.
“It’s just something that he’s been doing for so long,” Bills offensive line coach Jim Caldwell said on Thursday.
“The number 14 is an iconic number, and it’s one of the great nicknames for any athlete.”
Watt, a four-time Pro Bowler and Hall of Famer, is a member of the NFL’s Hall of Fame.
He also has a jersey number, 16, on his locker.
Watt retired in 2014 and retired from football after a brief career as a defensive back for the Indianapolis Colts.