Whew, I was pretty glad when I got to the end of that letter and there was no mention of J.J. Watt committing suicide or developing a terminal illness. Never heard of the practice of crafting overly dramatic messages just to notify your fans that you got hurt. I thought that's what the Injury Report was for, but I guess it's pretty difficult to determine which players are suffering more than others without looking at the extensiveness of the compassionate comments their Instagram posts receive. At first this seemed like a completely unnecessary move that didn't really tell anyone anything that they didn't already know. Good thing I took a closer look to see that closing promise. Can you imagine how worried Texans fans would have been if they weren't 100% positive that J.J. Watt was doing everything in his power to make them proud? Probably wouldn't have been able to sleep at night without reading this reassuring post that wasn't at all designed to drum up sympathy.
Serious question, do you think J.J. Watt is more distraught by the fact that he can't play football or by the fact that people aren't going to be talking about him for a few months? I want to believe it's football, but I genuinely think we don't truly understand just how much a lack of attention distresses him. For instance, would you be at all surprised if we got weekly Instagram updates on the state of his health? Honestly, I'll be disappointed if we don't. If not for the sheer comedy of it all then so I know that he's continuing to fight the insecure fight in the never-ending pursuit of the perfect public image.