A double dose of Watt?
Another Watt brother will be joining the Steel City. Derek Watt, brother of T.J. Watt, has agreed to be the team’s new fullback. The former Wisconsin badger agreed to a three-year, $9.75 million contract.
For his career, Watt had 19 carries, 49 yards, and one touchdown. He also has 10 receptions for 152 yards receiving.
Watt was taken in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, while his brother T.J. was taken in the first round by Pittsburgh in 2017.
According to his Twitter handle, Watt is ecstatic about joining the Steelers.
“An iconic franchise, a legendary city AND the chance to play on the same team as my brother,” Watt tweeted this afternoon. “Could not possibly be more excited for what’s ahead.”
When talking on Instagram, Watt revealed that he will wear No. 44 this season. It’s close enough to his No. 34 that he wore in Wisconsin. The No. 34 is currently taken by Terrell Edmunds.
It’s unfortunate the Steelers couldn’t get the three headed Watt brothers. Houston Texans star, JJ Watt, is under contract for the next two seasons in Houston. However, nothing is out of the question after the Texans traded away star receiver DeAndre Hopkins.
There will be a family reunion when the Steelers take on the Texans this upcoming season.
Looks like Derek Watt will wear No. 44 in Pittsburgh (via his IG) pic.twitter.com/pP72MLjMN6
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) April 15, 2020