J.J. Watt, brothers want to hold ‘Quarantine Olympics’
J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans and his brothers are in plans to hold a family “Quarantine Olympics” during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
It is time to just have some fun, and for Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and his brothers T.J. and Derek, they are seemingly in need of athletic competition, so they are working on a “Quarantine Olympics” get scratch the itch of athletic competition.
Earlier this month Derek Watt signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a free agent, and the fullback also joined his brother T.J. as he’s already a pass rusher on the Steelers’ defense, so that put two of the three Watt Brothers on the same team.
Now this week, J.J. Watt and his brothers were on Twitter and a theme of “Quarantine Olympics” was born as J.J. Watt posted the events he and his brothers — plus Watt’s two dogs Tex and Finley — will each compete on a yet-to-be-determined stream service.
J.J. Watt listed the final events that the trio of brothers will compete in on his Twitter account, including the first event on the list being Watt’s two dogs racing each other in a 40-yard dash, which to be honest would be the most anticipated event.
Other events listed include: H-O-R-S-E, cornhole, ping pong and soccer penalty kicks.
How fun would it be — if this event happens — to watch the Watt Brothers to have this family event, and them sharing the athletic contest between the three brothers?
All three played in the NFL last season as J.J. Watt had issues with staying on the field due to tearing his pectoral, but after missing eight games, Watt totaled 24 tackles (15 solo) with four sacks and three passes defensed. Watt returned to play in both playoff games where he totaled two tackles (one solo) and one sack, with all those stats coming against the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card Round.
There is also T.J. Watt, who has made a name for himself since being drafted by the Steelers in played in all 16 games last season — his third year in the NFL — where the outside linebacker totaled 55 tackles (35 solo) with 14.5 sacks, eight passes defensed and two interceptions. In his three seasons, T.J. Watt has played in 47 games with 34.5 sacks.
Derek Watt has played the previous four seasons with the San Diego and Los Angeles Chargers, where he played in 64 games, totaling 19 carries as a fullback. In that small number of carries, Watt totaled 49 yards rushing with one touchdown, coming this past season. He also has 10 receptions for in his career for 152 yards. Being a fullback, most of Watt’s abilities are used for being a blocker for the running back.
All three of the Watt Brothers are successful in their own way in the NFL, so this would be some “Must-Watch TV,” especially with the lack of sports we all are going through. Even Pat McAfee chipped in wanting to be the announcer of those Olympics, which would make the event even more exciting and joyful to watch during this current pandemic.
Let’s all hope the Watts make this happen because would we not only get to see the Watt Brothers compete, but it would give all of us something to enjoy and a break from all current events.