It’s been a MVP season for Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and many fans would love to get their hands on his autograph. One 7-year-old fan, however, decided that sending Watt his autograph would be a better idea. [photo: Scott Halleran/Getty]
As a proud Watt posted on his Instagram account, he received an official verified letter from one Anthony Tarantelli–along with a signed jersey from the youngster…
That’s quite the gutsy maneuver there from Young Master Tarantelli–but it also illustrates what young fans are thinking and how much they look up to professional players even with all the issues going on in the game. Tarantelli obviously wanted to show Watt that he is very similar to him since he plays tight end too sometimes along with defensive end.
It was probably one of the oddest letters that Watt has ever received but also is likely his favorite one of all-time as well. There will be many, many more letters that Watt receives during his career but none will likely match that one. If Tarantelli becomes famous now, Watt knows now that he will have had the first autograph from the superstar.