NFL Players You Didn’t Know Are Related To Each Other

football | 1/25/19

It’s not unheard of to see brothers, cousins, fathers, and sons competing in the same sport at the same time. There’s the Matthews family, the Sutter brothers, and the Griffeys. What’s interesting is that the NFL has seen their fair share of families battle it out on the gridiron.

The latest to do that are the Griffins, twin brothers who play for the Seattle Seahawks. While all of these players achieved great success on the field, there always seems to be one member of the family that overshadows the rest.

Fans may remember Phil Simms, a two-time Super Bowl champion. But, do you remember his two sons who played after his days were behind him?

T.J. Watt

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J.J. Watt is known as a dominant defensive end for the Houston Texans. However, the NFL Defensive Player of the Year has a younger brother on the rise. His younger brother T.J. was a first-round draft pick for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2017 NFL Draft.

The Wisconsin alum has only missed one game in his young career. He recorded 13 sacks, forced six fumbles, and deflected three passes en route to his first Pro Bowl appearance. Their younger brother Derek also plays for the Los Angeles Chargers.