Ex-Chargers FB Derek Watt to sign with Steelers

Ex-Chargers FB Derek Watt to sign with Steelers

The Watt dynasty in the National Football League are making some power moves as two of the three pro brothers are on the roster next season for the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to reports.

He will join his brother, T.J. Watt next season.

Now, the two brothers are set to play on the same team in the NFL.

The three-year, $9.75 million contract will make Derek Watt one of the highest paid fullbacks in the NFL.

JJ Watt, who doesn't hit free agency until 2022, responded to former Steelers DE Brett Keisel's suggestion that the No. 99 was free.

He and T.J. played against each other twice over the last two years. Meanwhile, J.J. Watt, the oldest Watt brother, will have a few challenges as he remains with the Houston Texans for the foreseeable future.

The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year expressed some of those challenges on Twitter Tuesday.

J.J. and T.J. often offer some fun banter on Twitter over who is the "favorite uncle" to Derek's young son, Logan. Derek says he has the edge in speed and agility drills but J.J. and T.J. have a better vertical leap.

The latest news continues a busy offseason for the Watts.