Brothers T.J. Watt (90) and Derek Watt (34) are now NFL teammates. Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Derek Watt joins brother T.J. in Pittsburgh, signs three-year deal with Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers are seriously supercharged with Watts.

The Steelers announced Wednesday that the team has officially signed Derek Watt to a three-year deal. He'll join his brother, standout linebacker T.J. Watt, in Pittsburgh.

The fullback had 42 yards and a touchdown with the Los Angeles Chargers in 2019 and has played in every game of his four-year career. The 27-year-old was used mainly in a blocking role and on special teams, recording 24 solo tackles in four seasons.

The Watt brothers have played together before, both in high school and at the University of Wisconsin. They're now the second set of brothers signed by the Steelers, joining Terrell and Trey Edmunds.

Naturally, the question arises as to whether or not the younger Watt brothers will get the chance to play with their three-time Defensive Player of the Year older brother, Houston Texans star J.J. Watt. Given the recent roster turnover in Houston, it's not completely out of the realm of possibility.

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. Although many think Boston sports fans are insufferable, Erin tries to see things from a neutral perspective. Her passion is hockey, and she believes defense wins championships. 


In addition to covering sports for Yardbarker, she covers Boston sports for NBC Sports Boston. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90


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