He’s also the biggest Watt brother by a significant margin. Rarely the number one option, he has had to capitalize on his limited opportunities rushing for just 39 yards and amassing only 120 receiving yards on 7 receptions. Here’s how old they are, from oldest to youngest: JJ: 30 years old Derek: 27 years old TJ: 25 years old The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Watt with the 30th overall pick in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Their mother, Connie, said her boys have always had each other’s backs. If his role expands, however, Derek could become a big-time player on the offensive end. College: Wisconsin J.J.’s brother may not have the superstar accolades of his brother, but his first two years in the NFL, both of them with the Pittsburgh Steelers, were impressive showings. RELATED: J.J. Watt Reveals Why He’s Not Tough Enough for the UFC. When you think of football dynasties, the Manning and Matthews clans might come to mind... but don’t discount the Watts! "We literally text, I would say, between the three of us we probably exchange at least 100 texts a day, every day," the Midwest native admitted. J.J. isn’t just the best professional football player among the Watt brothers. Derek Watt joined the Badgers in 2011, and T.J. followed suit in 2013. If I tweet anything crazy during the Stros game tonight, just blame it on the pain meds , A post shared by JJ Watt (@jjwatt) on Oct 29, 2019 at 3:19pm PDT. 'Gossip Girl' Meets 19th Century English High Society in Netflix's 'Bridgerton'. He made what could be his first Pro Bowl appearance of many last season, and looks to expand past that. But how old are the individual Watt brothers, and which college did they attend? He's got better instincts than I had at that age.". T.J. feels like he’s just scratching the surface of his defensive prowess. One fan poll said he was Chargers’ fans choice for the team’s most underappreciated player. Though J.J. will miss the rest of 2019, he’s still in the prime of his career at age 30 and has nowhere to go but up. He complements running back Melvin Gordon well, helping to open up lanes for him. The McCourty twins. And can bust through people with the ball. Martellus and Michael Bennett. Obviously, with three brothers playing the same league, there is bound to be a little bit of a rivalry. Unlike the other Watt brothers, he’s not a defensive player. While it would be unfair to only put T.J. in his brother’s shadow, he has shown himself to be a great NFL player who could have a lot of potential. The Watt brothers played their college football in the same place — the University of Wisconsin. After entering the league in 2011, he began to have an impact almost immediately. If he can continue to grow as he did from his first year to his second year, he could be in this league for a very long time. That’s saying something since all three are fairly large people. His ferocious hits and reputation for philanthropic causes off the field have made him a favorite among fans. One interception returned for a touchdown, Three-time AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2012, 2015, 2017), 2014 Bert Bell Award winner for player of the year. Fingers crossed! "He's much better than me at that age," the proud brother raved. Everything went smooth with the surgery, thank you for all of the kind words. Imagine having three sons who all play for different teams! "He's much more refined. While his native position is as an outside linebacker, he has played at J.J.’s position from time to time and done quite well in the process. "We have a group text and we’re constantly communicating. Born on October 11, 1994, T. J was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 30th overall. And Derek, while not heralded by many, clearly has done a great, if not well-praised, job in helping the Chargers’ running game. In 2018, the youngest Watt sibling was ordered to pay $20,054 for "forcibly hitting" Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan "in the knee area or below. Entering his thirties, we do not know how much longer Watt will be able to do the things he has become synonymous with, but if his career ended today, his two younger brothers would already have big shoes to fill. ), During a press conference before the start of the 2019 season, J.J. revealed just how close the trio is, despite living in different cities.