Who are Watt Brothers? NFL, Salary & More

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Watt brothers are a trio of three brothers: J.J. Watt, T.J. Watt, and Derek Watt, who play in the NFL. Among them, Justin James Watt is a three-time AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year in his first five seasons and is considered one of the most outstanding defensive linemen.

Furthermore, the Watt brothers have been very fond of football since childhood and started their careers in 2010.

Similarly, the Watt brothers are the millionaire of their family. Among all three, J.J. Watt is the first son, Derek Watt is the second, and T.J. Watt is the third son of their parents.

Trio of Watt Brothers
Watt Brothers in a single frame (Source: PopularNetWorth.com)

Born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, they graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

T.J. Watt and Derek Watt play for the same team Pittsburgh Steelers, whereas the eldest brother J.J. Watt plays for the Arizona Cardinals.

Now let’s jump into some quick, interesting facts about the Watt brothers.

Watt Brothers | Quick facts

1. J.J Watt

Name of 1st Brother J.J Watt
Known As Justin James Watt (Sack Master)
Birth Date March 22, 1989 
Age 34 Years Old
Horoscope  Aries 
High School Pewaukee High School 
Height  6ft 5 in (approx 1.96m)
Weight  131 kg (approx 289 lbs)
Martial Status Married
Spouse’s Name Kealia Watt
Position Defensive End
Draft  2011
Net Worth  $50 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

2. Derek Watt

Name of 2nd Brother Derek Watt
Known As Derek John Watt
Birth Date November 7, 1992  
Age 30 Years Old
Horoscope  Scorpio
High School Pewaukee High School
Height  6ft 2 in (approx 1.88m)
Weight  106 kg (approx 234 lbs)
Martial Status Married 
Spouse’s Name Gabriella Watt 
Position Running Back 
Draft  2016
Net Worth  $3 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter

3. Trent Jordan Watt

Name of 3rd Brother T.J. Watt
Known As Trent Jordan Watt
Birth Date October 11, 1994 
Age 28 Years Old
Horoscope  Libra
High School Pewaukee High School
Height  6ft 4 in (approx 1.93m)
Weight  114 kg (approx 252 pounds)
Martial Status Married
Spouse’s Name Dani Rhodes
Position NFL Linebacker 
Draft  2017
Net Worth  $112 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Place of Birth Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Country United Status
Profession Football Player
Nationality American
Father’s Name John Watt
Mother’s Name Connie Watt
College University of Wisconsin-Madison
Body Type Athlete
Merch  J.J. Watt Bobblehead and T.J. Watt Rookie Card
Last Update June 2023

The Trio: Watt Brothers | family

Grandfather Jim Watt

Watt brothers said their grandfather is one of their greatest motivators and inspiration. Jim always attended first in their high school games.

They even said, “We will make your name proud.” But sadly, their grandfather left in February of 2014.

Father John Watt 

John Watts, a hardworking Father, was a member of the Pewaukee Fire Department who served 28 years of his life in the Department.

Sometimes, he would work 24-hour shifts and hardly spend time with his family. 

Moreover, their Father also worked as their football coach and started teaching the Watt brothers from school to up until high school.

John Watt, the Father of the Watt brothers (Source: Twitter)

As the Watt brothers grew up, they recognized the sacrifices of their dad, both for his family and profession.

His Father wanted the Watt brothers to be the best at whatever they did, either in sports or academics.

Mother Connie Watt 

Connie Watt is now the member who runs the J.J. Watt foundation. Before that, she worked as the vice president of a building inspection company.

When Connie Watt was 20 years old, she gave birth to his eldest son, J.J. Watt.

Connie Watt with her eldest son JJ Watt (Source: Pinterest)

After then, she adapted to the environment of raising multiple sons, followed by Derek Watt and T.J Watt.

She and her husband, John Watt, had a tough time raising their three children.

Connie said sometimes they even ran out of money. But in the end, with strict discipline and practice, extra meals paid off. 

The hard work resulted in the college scholarships earned by three brothers before getting drafted into the NFL. 

Watt Brothers | J.J. Watt (First)


The oldest son of John Watt and Connie Watt, who plays from the defensive end, was first drafted by Houston Texans in 2011.

Before that, he played football at his college University of Wisconsin. Nicknamed “sack master,” J.J. is known as one of the greatest defenders among all football players.

J.J Watt, the Defensive End for Arizona Cardinals (Source: Pinterest)

With this, he got rewarded the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award three times in his career.

Moreover, in 2017, he was named the Sportsman of the Year

In the season 2011, when he was first drafted, he played against the Indianapolis Colts with a score of five tackles as a debut player in the NFL. 

Additionally, he has won many awards during his career and became the only player to record multiple 20+ sacks seasons two times.

J.J Watt played for the Houston Texans from 2011 to 2020.

He is currently playing for the Arizona Cardinals after signing a $28 million contract for the next two years. 

Age, Height, and Weight 

An American player J.J Watt, who plays for the Arizona Cardinals, was born on March 22, 1989. He is now 34 years old.

Since he is an athlete, 6 feet 5 inches (approx 1.96m) is the measurement of his height. 

J.J Watt, the eldest of the Watt Brothers  (Source: Twitter)

With a body measurement of 49 inches chest, 38 inches waist, and 18 inches of biceps, he weighs 131 kg (approx 289 lbs).

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J.J Watt | Net worth & Salary 

The first child of the Watt family is known as one of the wealthiest players in football history.

By playing for seven years with Houston Texas and currently playing for Arizona Cardinals, he earned a net worth of $50 Million.

According to the reports, he has a salary average salary of $2 Million.

J.J received a salary of $12 Million as a signing bonus in 2021 from the Arizona Cardinals and $5.5 Million in 2022. He also owns a Ford Truck and Audy.

Relationship, Wife & Kids

J.J watt had past relationships with two girls named Kate Hudson and Lindsey Vonn.

He married an old soccer star in February 2020. Her name is Kealia Ohai. They got engaged last May of 2019.

Older brother with his wife
J.J. Watt with his wife Kealia Ohai (Source: People)

Before that, they had been dating for four years. Currently, they don’t have any kids, per their internet update. 

Watt Brothers | Derek Watt (Second)


The second son of the Watt family, Derek Watt, is currently playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Los Angeles Chargers drafted Derek in 2016 as their 198th overall pick in the Sixth Round of the NFL Draft.

Before that, Derek had played for the University of Wisconsin for four years (2011 to 2015).

After getting drafted by Angeles Chargers, he got the reward of a second-best blocking grade in his first game. 

Derek Watt, the second of the Watt Brothers (Source: Sports Forecaster)

Derek Watt played 16 games with four receptions of 83 yards in his rookie season and continued his playing career with Angeles Chargers till 2019.

On March 26, 2020, Watt signed a deal worth $9.75 million with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Age, Height & Weight

The American player was born on November 7, 1992. He is now 30 years old.

On the other hand, he stands 6 feet 2 Inches (approx 1.88m). 

Being an athlete, he was one of the strong players with around 114 kg (approx 252 pounds) in weight.

Net Worth & Salary 

According to the reports, Watt is among the NFL’s most popular and prosperous football players. 

Playing from 2016 to till the football date has made him lots of earnings.

He now has a net worth of $3 Million and earns an annual salary of $1 Million.

Before that, he got a signing bonus of around $3 Million when he made a deal with the current team Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Derek Watt | Relationship, Wife, and Kids 

He only had one relationship from a young age, and he married his long-term girlfriend, Gabriella Watt, on February 17, 2018.

His girlfriend is very active on social media and was a former sideline reporter as a professional. 

A perfect picture of Derek Watt
Derek Watt with his wife and son (Source: PopularNetWorth.com)

Moreover, the couple welcomed their first son Logan James Watt in 2019.

After a year, they gave birth to his second son Brayden George Watt on December 9, 2020. 

Watt Brothers | T.J. Watt (Third)


T.J. Watt, known as the Trent Jordan Watt, plays with his brother on the same team Pittsburgh Steelers. He also played many games in his college, the University of Wisconsin.

On June 14, 2017, the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted T.J. as their 30th overall pick in the First Round of the NFL Draft.

T.J  signed the contract for four years with $9.25 million, including the bonus of $4.87 million.  

20-12 was the victory score of the Steelers when Watt debuted in a game against the New York Giants.

T.J. Watt, the youngest of the Watt Brothers (Source: Pinterest)

In 2018, he earned the AFC Defensive player of the week two times a year with a score of 50 solo tackles, three pass deflections, 13 sacks, and six forced fumbles. 

T.J was nominated as the first rookie for the Steelers, playing in a linebacker position.

He has won many awards and broken many records as an NFL player from 2017 to till date.  

Due to the groin injury in September, Watt missed the entire Bengals game, and the Steelers had no luck in his absence.

Age, Height & Weight

The third son of the Watt family was born in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, the United States, on October 11, 1994. He is now 28 years old.

Being an athlete, he has a man’s height above average, 6ft 4 in (approx 1.93m).

Moreover, he has a massive weight of 114 kg (approx 252 pounds). 

T.J. Watt | Net Worth & Salary 

As of 2022, the youngest brother in the family has earned the most significant part of the wealth from his football career.

He is also known as the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL, with a net worth of $112 million, including $80 million as a bonus.

Moreover, he also earns an annual average salary of $28 million. 

Watt has also partnered with some sports companies and has several sponsorships allowing him to earn a considerable amount. 

Dating and Relationship 

Being one of the celebrities on social media, he has dated many women during high school and college. 

T.J. Watt engaged with the famous American soccer player Dani Rhodes.

In addition, the duo got engaged in a private ceremony organized by his family members and friends in 2016. 

Youngest brother with his girlfriend
T.J Watt and his fiance Dani Rhodes (Source: socialtelecast.com)

The couple, TJ Watt and Dani Rhodes got engaged in 2021  and married in 2022.

The couple celebrated their wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in the presence of their family and friends.

Watt Brothers | Social Media

The trio of brothers is available on Instagram and Twitter. You can follow them on the following platforms.

J.J Watt- Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Derek Watt- Instagram, Twitter

T.J Watt- Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Watt Brothers | Popularity

The Trio of Watt Brothers is widely popular in the U.S. and Worldwide amongst NFL fans and sports enthusiasts.

Each has a huge fan following, and people are always curious about their life.

The Results of Google-Search-Volume of The Watt Brothers Worldwide since last year (Source: Google)

The graph above depicts the Google Search Volume of Watt Brothers Worldwide in the last year.

Watt Brothers | Common Queries 

Is J.J. Watt involved in any other kinds of sports?

J.J. Watt was interested in ice hockey when he was four years old. He even played till the age of 14.

Moreover, due to the financial cost of sports, he had a dilemma between ice hockey and football, and later, he ended up playing football. 

What are the current NFL statistics for Derek Watt?

Derek Watt, a professional American football player, started his NFL career in 2016 after playing in high school and college. Los Angeles Chargers first drafted him with the pick of 198 in round 6.

Fifty running yards, 2.5 rushing average, one rushing touchdown, 13 receptions, and 167 receiving yards are the current NFL statistics of his career. 

Is T.J. Watt an introverted person among all brothers? 

T.J. Watt keeps interested in watching movies and traveling. He is known for his humble and polite nature among all his brothers.

However, he uses his social media and shares his daily life with his family to connect with his fans and likes to avoid public attention.  

Who is the highest-paid Watt brother?

T.J. Watt, the Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro pass rusher, became the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history in terms of average annual Salary after agreeing to a four-year extension worth more than $112 million.

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Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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