The Houston Texans star had just never connected with her.
Watt finally met the "Friends" star on Monday in Los Angeles, where they are represented by the same talent agency. The 26-year-old NFL player was speaking to the agency's employees and was asked if there was anything they could do for him.
Watt brought up his self-described "lifelong goal" of meeting the 46-year-old actress, whom he's mentioned frequently on his social media.
Aniston happened to be in the building, so they were able to meet.
Watt told The Associated Press on Tuesday night that Aniston is very sweet - plus her initials are also J.J.
He's Justin James. Aniston is Jennifer Joanna.