Sunday night's matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Los Angeles Chargers featured a showdown between the Watt family. The matchup left Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt at odds with who to root for.
Watt's brothers, Derek and TJ, were on opposite sides of the field all night. This left him contemplating which brother to root for, via Watt's Twitter account.
Decisions, decisions…. pic.twitter.com/VKrmQkyrRM
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) December 3, 2018
It is certainly a tough decision to make. Watt had paved the way for him and his family to experience NFL stardom. His younger brothers have now done a solid job of representing the family name. However, it is safe to assume he was never able to commit.
Early on, it appeared as though the Steelers were going to run away with a solid victory after taking a commanding 23-7 lead at halftime. However, quarterback Philip Rivers managed to lead the Chargers to an impressive comeback victory. The win has also seemingly given Derek bragging rights over TJ for the time being.
Although the younger brothers are known for being part of the Watt family, both have started to make names for themselves. T.J. has emerged as a legitimate pass rusher in Pittsburgh. The former first-round pick is enjoying a breakout year with 51 tackles and 10.0 sacks. There is no question that these are some Pro Bowl-caliber numbers.
Meanwhile, Derek has established a modest role for himself in the high-powered Chargers offense. Although the former sixth-round pick has not enjoyed as much individual success as his brothers, he very well could experience more playoff success if Los Angeles can continue their stellar play.