Steelers’ T.J. Watt teams up with brothers in reality show ‘Ultimate Tag’
One of them already plays in Los Angeles, but all three Watt brothers are going Hollywood.
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt will co-host a Fox television reality show “Ultimate Tag” with his brothers J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans and Derek Watt of the Los Angeles Chargers. The program, according to social media posts from the brothers, will begin airing next year.
“Very excited to finally be able to announce a project that I executive produced and also hosted, along with @wattsup34 (Derek Watt) & @tjwatt90 (T.J. Watt),” J.J. Watt, a three-time NFL defensive player of the year, wrote on his verified Instagram account. “‘Ultimate Tag’ takes a childhood game to extreme levels, with insane obstacles and incredible athletes. Coming in early 2020.”
T.J. Watt, who led the Steelers with 13 sacks last season, described the project this way: “Excited to announce that my brothers and I will be cohosting (sic) the tv show ‘Ultimate Tag.’ Athletes will test their speed, strength, and agility with only one simple rule…Don’t Get Caught!”
All three Watt brothers played at the University of Wisconsin; T.J. and J.J. were first-round picks. T.J. is the youngest of the three at 24; he was the 30th overall pick in 2017 by the Steelers and has 20 sacks in starting all 31 games he’s played in his NFL career.
The Watt brothers have teamed up for off-field entertainment endeavors in the past, including in this humorous Gatorade commercial.
According to the Houston Chronicle, when a commenter noted that Tag is a game everyone played as a kid, Watt replied, “That’s the idea! Everyone has played it, everyone knows that panicked feeling of being chased. Now imagine doing it with crazy obstacles, professionals running you down and all on national TV!”
Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .