Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt raised over $35 million to help with the recovery efforts in Texas following the devastating Hurricane Harvey this summer. It was an amazing show of force from the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
A lot of high-profile people donated to the cause, including New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Watt said on Wednesday that Brady himself gave $100,000 to the fund with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick doling out $50,000 himself.
Tom Brady gave 100K and Bill Belichick gave 50K to J.J. Watt hurricane relief fund 'Incredible gesture,' Watt said
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 20, 2017
Both guys are rich. They can afford to give without it impacting their pocketbooks. That’s not the point here. It shows a sense of community and brotherhood within the NFL. If one star is going out of his way to help fund what wil be years of relief efforts in Houston, others felt it was their duty to help him.
This is how Watt was able to raise north of $35 million. And it’s most definitely a good story in an NFL where negative press clips are seemingly more paramount than positive news stories.