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Breakfast: J.J. Watt to wear new patch on uniform

Posted Feb 5, 2018

J.J. Watt is now in select company after winning the Walter Payton Man of the Year award.

J.J. Watt is one of six.

Maybe five, depending on whether or not Larry Fitzgerald retires or plays in 2018.

On Saturday night in Minneapolis, the Texans defensive end was named the Walter Payton Man of the Year for 2017.

In addition to getting $250,000 for the charity of his choice, Watt will also get a patch on his jersey of the Payton award emblem.

Every current player that's won the award gets to wear the patch, and those players still in the NFL are Drew Brees, Thomas Davis, Eli Manning and Jason Witten. Fitzgerald has said he'll make a decision in the coming weeks about his plans for playing in the autumn.

The award goes to a player for his excellence on and off the field. Watt spearheaded a fundraising effort during and after Hurricane Harvey that wound up raising over $37 million for relief efforts.

Late last season, the players who've previously won the award got to wear the patch, as you'll see in the tweet below.

He's the first Texans player to win the award, and when he's back on the field for games next season, he'll have the Payton award patch on his jersey, home and away.

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