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Who are the Watt Brothers? Age, career, salary, net worth

Watt Brothers : Age, career, salary, net worth
Watt Brothers: JJ Watt, Derek Watt and TJ Watt

The National Football League is blessed to have three brothers gracing it with their amazing skills and excellent display of sportsmanship.

Let’s discuss the Watt Brothers; their age, career and every detail about the trio.

Who are the Watt Brothers?

The Watt Brothers are three brothers who play American Football in the United States of America.

They are JJ Watt, Derek Watt and TJ Watt.

The eldest brother, JJ Watt plays FOR Arizona Cardinals whiles the other two, Derek and TJ Watt play for Pittsburgh Steelers. 

Watt Brothers: JJ Watt, Derek Watt and TJ Watt

Their father is John Watt, a retired fire service officer with Pewaukee fire department.

He served for 28 years as a fire officer and was dedicated to his work.

He was also a very supportive father of his three boys.

Their mother is Connie Watt, a former vice president of a building inspection company. She now runs the JJ Watt Foundation. 

How old is the Watt Brothers?

  • JJ Watt – He was born on 23 March, 1989. That makes him 33 years of age as at the time of writing this article
  • Derek Watt – he was born on the 7th of November, 1992. That makes him 30 years of age as at the time of writing this article.
  • TJ Watt – he was born on the 11th of October, 1994. That makes him 28 years of age.

Career of the Watt Brothers

  • JJ Watt – he developed the love for the game of football at a very early age and played full time football when he was in college at the University of Wisconsin. He was nicknamed ‘sack master’. He signed his first professional contract with Houston Texans in 20011.

He has been regarded as one of the greatest defenders of his time in the NFL, where he delivers excellently.

He is now with the Arizona Cardinals where he has signed a 2 year contract. 

He has won the defensive player of the year 3 times in his football career.


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  • Derek Watt – he currently plays for Pittsburgh Steelers. Before that, he played for his college team, University of Wisconsin between 2011-2015. He has been regarded as one of the strong defensive footballers of his generation.


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  • TJ Watt – third of the Watt brothers, he plays alongside his brother Derek at Pittsburgh Steelers. He also played for his college, University of Wisconsin during his college days. He has been very instrumental in defence, and has won many individual awards and broken many records.


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Salary of the Watt Brothers

  • JJ Watt – he earned a mouth-watering salary bonus of 12 million dollars in 2021 after he signed for Arizona Cardinals in 2021 and another 5.5 million dollars in 2022.
  • Derek Watt – the second brother of the three, he earned a whopping 3 million dollars as salary bonus when he signed with Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • TJ Watt – he is considered as one of the highest paid defenders in the NFL. He is making an estimated annual salary of 28 million dollars after signing his current contract with Pittsburgh Steelers.

What is the net worth of the Watt Brothers?

  • JJ Watt – Currently with the Arizona Cardinals, JJ is worth around 50 million dollars. His earnings mainly through his football career over the years and sponsors.
  • Derek Watt – he is worth around 3 million dollars, mainly through his career as a defensive footballer with Pittsburgh Steelers
  • TJ Watt – the youngest of the three, TJ is worth around 120 million dollars, coming from his career as one of the best defensive footballers of his generation and many sponsorship deals he’s signed on to.

Who are the Watt Brothers dating?

The Watt brothers are married to very beautiful ladies who are supportive of their career.

JJ, the eldest is married to Kealia Ohai Watt. They married in 2020 after an engagement in 2019.

Derek is married to his long time sweetheart Gabriella Watt. They married in 2018. They have two kids together.

TJ Watt, the youngest of the three is married to soccer star Dani Rhodes.

He has been known to be in different relationship but finally engaged Dani in 2016 and married in 2022.

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Written by K Oteng

K.Oteng is a reporter and editor for https://www.ghlinks.com.gh/ based in Accra-Ghana

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