Although the 2019 Pro Bowl might not be of major importance to some fans, it’ll present an amazing opportunity for J.J. Watt.
The star pass-rusher was already voted into the event because of his tremendous production and popularity. After all, he had a resurgent campaign with 16 sacks, 61 tackles and seven forced fumbles.
Clearly talent runs within the family, as T.J. Watt of the Pittsburgh Steelers also had a strong season. The second-year linebacker finished with 13 sacks and was named an alternate for the Pro Bowl.
Well, it turns out the two brothers will have the chance to play together in the coming weeks.
Due to Jadeveon Clowney opting out of the exhibition game, T.J. Watt has been selected to replace him. This could be the first of many trips to the Pro Bowl for the Wisconsin product.
While the absence of Clowney means Watt will be without one of his teammates from the Houston Texans, it sound like he’s excited to compete alongside his younger brother.
He congratulated his brother on Twitter, saying “Very well deserved!”
Very well deserved!!
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 17, 2019
The Pro Bowl will take place on Jan. 27 from Camping World Stadium and will be televised on ESPN.
It’ll be worth watching to see if the Watt brothers have any celebrations lined up for the game.