- JJ Watt responded to a tweet to point out he’s only trailing his own brother in QB hits/knockdowns.
- The Watt family is dominating their NFL competition.
- There’s a new set of brothers on the rise who could give them a run for their money.
JJ Watt is using Twitter like a secret thread for Watt-family humblebrags. Except, of course, everyone can see it. JJ responded to a tweet today from analyst Brandon Thorne who pointed out that despite missing over a month, Watt is still second in the NFL for quarterback hits/knockdowns.
Watt responded, wondering if his little brother TJ was first in QB hits. He said,
“[Tomorrow’s] Thanksgiving and I don’t need that energy on the group chat.”
TJ responded with a mischievous Alvin the Chipmunk meme to confirm JJ’s fears. And the rest of the NFL? They’re probably wondering how two of the best defensive players in the NFL came not just from the same college, not from just the same town, but from the same womb.
— TJ Watt (@_TJWatt) November 27, 2019
The Watt Family Tree Is Ridiculous
If two weren’t enough, there’s yet another Watt brother in the NFL. Middle brother Derek Watt plays fullback for the Los Angeles Chargers. While he certainly hasn’t climbed the ranks like JJ or even TJ, Derek is carving out a name for himself as a special teams menace.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) November 26, 2019
Derek currently leads the NFL in special teams tackles with 13 (11 solo). Not bad for the third-best brother in the family.
TJ, on the other hand, is looking like he could one-day give brother JJ Watt a run for his money. TJ already made his first Pro Bowl last year in just his second NFL season. He recorded 13 sacks, six forced fumbles, and seven QB knockdowns for the Pittsburgh Steelers. This year, he’s…