JJ Watt’s ‘mitochondria’ tweet sends Bills, Browns fans into free-agency theory frenzy

JJ Watt knows about cells.

Watt is a free agent, having asked for and received his release from the Texans in February. His free agency has NFL fans hanging on his every word, hoping that the defensive end will sign with their team.

Watt, one of the more active NFL players on social networking sites, sent out a single tweet Tuesday, which sent those same NFL fans into Defcon 1:

“Mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell,” the tweet reads.

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Before we move on, it is important to note that the mitochondria is, in fact, the powerhouse of the cell. It is composed of membrane-bound organelles that provide chemical energy to power the cell’s biochemical reactions. Watt is correct here.

What does that have to do with the NFL? Well, “organelle” and “NFL” rhyme, but that’s about it.

Still, that didn’t stop football-starved fans of several teams — including the Chargers, Bills, Browns and Lions — from taking to the tweet machine to try to draw conclusions from the one educational tweet sent by Watt.

Mitochondria’s are shaped like beans➡️#Bills GM? Brandon Beane

Beane was Executive of the Year making him the powerhouse of GMs in the league (cell).

Didn’t even break a sweat deciphering this one, #BillsMafia. https://t.co/OWx7rrGOug

— Ryan Talbot (@RyanTalbotBills) February 23, 2021

If mitochondria is a veiled hint about joining the Bills I’ll be so unspeakably upset that I’ll have no choice but to light my phone on fire pic.twitter.com/4677tl3oZ1

— medium rare pink bitch (@FeitsBarstool) February 23, 2021

The Mitochondria was discovered by Albert von Kolliker a Swiss embryologist and histologist. The swiss make cheese like the great people of? Green Bay.

Wow, CONFIRMED, JJ is going to the Packers. #OpenYourThirdEye https://t.co/9eHf8nu3wc

— Raheel Ramzanali 🤘🏾🤘🏾 (@The_Raheel) February 23, 2021

I love these tweets. Especially enjoy playing along, whether it means something or not.

The Mitochondria Research Society is located in Buffalo, a city where the #Bills play. https://t.co/GEcXX6DT0P

— Jeff Kerr (@JeffKerrCBS) February 23, 2021

Mitochondria is the powerhouse
Coal is used for power
There are coal mines in Pittsburgh

— Stephanie #LetsGoPens🐧 (@sllainey) February 23, 2021

Mitochondria sounds a lot like Macedonia, Ohio. A fine place to live when you sign with the Cleveland Browns.

— Nick Karns (@karnsies817) February 23, 2021

The SN theory: A “Watt” is unit used to measure electricity, which is used to power things, akin to the mitochondria. The Chargers’ logo is a lightning bolt, which is composed of electricity. Therefore, JJ Watt is going to the Chargers. 

Is that how this works?