For that, J.J. can thank Kendrick Lamar - yes, the Grammy Award-winning rapper.
"I came out of my meeting and I actually had a text on my phone ... and it said, "I see your little bro out there ballin", hope all is well, ' J.J. Watt said".
"I came out of a meeting and I actually had a text on my phone, and the first text I saw, it was the most insane thing in the world because I read the text, and it said, 'See your little bro out there balling".
"And I looked and it was from Kendrick Lamar". I want my brother to do good, but then I'm like, 'Wait a second here.
J.J. Watt was starstruck by one of the texts he received after his little brother T.J. Watt had two sacks in the first quarter of the Steelers' preseason game on Friday night. Well when he got out of the meeting, Watt had known what his little brother was doing because, well, Lamar was really the one to tell him.
"I came out of a meeting and I actually had a text on my phone, and the first text I saw, it was the most insane thing in the world because I read the text, and it said, 'See your little bro out there balling". "But it was just so cool". It was such an awesome moment to see him go out there and do what he does. I wanted to tweet 'Congratulations on a great first game, ' but, at the same time, I'm like, 'No, you're on another team. I'm very excited to watch him play. "He's overcome a lot in his career". Two sacks in four plays, it made me question myself.
Even more surprised when the text was about one of Watt's brother who was playing in his first National Football League preseason game.
Watt will get his first chance to face one of his brothers this season. Maybe after the other night, I'm T.J.'s older brother.
"Last night when I did start watching the game, I didn't know how to feel because the Steelers are an AFC team", Watt said. "And somebody will have bragging rights at the end of the year, and hopefully it will be me".
The Texans will host the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 10 in the first game of the 2017 regular season.