The NFL Players’ Association has named Colin Kaepernick its “Community MVP” for Week 1 of the NFL season in recognition of his ongoing contributions to charity.
The free-agent quarterback last week donated $25,000 each to four separate charities and supported a backpack giveaway that provided girls in New York with school supplies.
“There are not enough words to thank you all for your generosity,” Watt wrote on his crowdfunding site. “If there is one thing that I have taken away from these last few weeks, it is the reassurance of how much good is out there in our world.
“When times are the toughest, humanity stands at its strongest and you have all helped to prove that emphatically… There are many places you could have donated your hard-earned money and I’m honored you have chosen to join this effort to support the people who were affected most by Hurricane Harvey. Please keep this spirit of helping one another alive. The world is a better place when we all take care of each other.”
Watt helped lead the Texans to a 13-9 win over the Bengals Thursday, capping the victory with a bonecrushing tackle on the final play of the game.
After Landon Collins forced Zach Ertz to fumble and the Giants recovered, it didn’t take long for New York to tie it up. The Eagles’ secondary couldn’t bring down Orleans Darkwa on a 20-yard run, which set up Beckham on a fake slant-and-fade past Mills to tie the score.