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JJ Watt Reacts To Mike Tomlin's Quote About His Brother

Houston Texans star defensive lineman JJ Watt.

HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 11: J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans warms up before a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at NRG Stadium on October 11, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Steelers pass rusher TJ Watt is a front-runner for NFL Defensive Player of the Year and is getting all kinds of praise for his incredible 2020 season. But a recent comment made by Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin about TJ prompted a cool response from his brother, JJ Watt.

Speaking to the media this week, Tomlin was asked what makes TJ Watt so special. Tomlin joked that "TJ is visiting from another planet" a la Superman.

JJ Watt took notice of Tomlin's funny comment and responded. "Explains why my Christmas gift took so long to get here..." Watt tweeted on Wednesday.

That joke got plenty of attention on Twitter and for good reason. In less than a day since posting it, JJ Watt's tweet has over 34,000 likes.

As for TJ Watt, the high praise he's been getting is even more deserved. Watt leads the NFL with 15.0 sacks and 23 tackles for loss - both career highs.

His dominance is a big reason that the Steelers have gone 12-3 with the league's No. 2 defense. Needless to say, the Steelers will be relying on him to play that well in the playoffs.

TJ Watt is one of the fastest rising stars in the NFL right now, and 2020 could prove to be the year he establishes himself as its premier defender.

Will TJ Watt finish his career with more accolades than his brother JJ?