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Why Arizona Cardinals Signing J.J. Watt Brings Back Memories Of A Chicago Cardinals Legend

By Mark Brodie
Published: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 1:37pm

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J.J. Watt announced he had signed with the Arizona Cardinals by posting this picture on Twitter with the words, "source: me."

When the Arizona Cardinals made the headline-grabbing news that they’d signed defensive end J.J. Watt, it also brought up a name from the franchise’s past.

Watt has always worn number 99, but that number is retired for the Cardinals, although the player that wore it took the field before many current fans were born.

In fact, Marshall Goldberg played for the Cardinals two home cities ago, back when the team was the Chicago Cardinals. But, the Goldberg family has agreed to allow Watt to wear number 99 with Arizona.

To learn about the last Cardinal to wear that number, The Show spoke with Joe Ziemba, who does a lot of research on the Chicago Cardinals.

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