Featured Image Caption: Siblings in the NFL
When it comes to pro football, but not just any league in the world, the NFL to be exact, the chances for players to cement their status as leaders of their teams and note-worthy athletes in the league don’t come as easy and usually take time to show. If you read up on different NFL stats sites, you’ll probably see how most of the top leaders in NFL teams are usually seasoned veterans who’ve been around the league long enough to have a full understanding of what it takes to make it in the pros without regards to anything around them. Now picture how hard it could be, for not just one player to accomplish the leadership status, but for his siblings to do it as well.
Nowadays, seeing brothers take the field, be it playing with each other, or against each other, has become a kind of usual image around the league. So with that said, here are our picks for three of the most important NFL sibling dynasties who have rocked the NFL recently.
Manning Brothers, Peyton Manning, and Eli Manning
Of course, it would only make sense to start this list off with two brothers who can brag about coming from a football royalty family, former Colts and Broncos QB Peyton Manning and former Giants QB Eli Manning. It doesn’t hurt one bit that their father, Archie Manning is also considered one of the most respected former players in the league, so one could easily argue that football greatness runs in the Manning’s bloodline.
Both brothers have two Super Bowl title rings each, with Peyton leading the Colts to victory in 2007 and the Broncos in 2015 and Eli winning the title with the New York Giants in 2008 and 2012, but it has always been Peyton who has been considered by many as one of the absolute best quarterbacks to ever play in the league. Now that they’re both retired, they have gone on to dominate in yet another part of the sports entertainment world, the advertising one, with both Eli and Peyton being perennial favorites for TV commercials all around.
Watt Brothers, J.J. Watt, T.J. Watt, and Derek Watt.
While the Manning brothers can brag about being some of the best offensive-driven NFL brothers to play in the league, on the defensive side of the ball, first we bring you the Watt brothers, with oldest brother J.J. Watt being one of the most dominant defenders in the league for years now and his little brothers Derek Watt and T.J. Watt tearing it up for the Pittsburgh Steelers. While Derek has played his career as a reliable fullback for the Chargers it has been J.J and T.J. who have made the Watt last name one of the most respected and feared names in the NFL.
J.J. Watt, who after becoming a legend for the Houston Texans made a move to play for the Arizona Cardinals this season has seen his career take a revitalizing turn, especially now that he is on his way to being a part of a team with serious Super Bowl title aspirations, the only title he has left to win to cap off a more than an illustrious career in the pros. T.J. on the other hand has become the leader of a Pittsburgh Steelers defense that has always been known for being one of the most dominant and feared units in the NFL. It doesn’t hurt that even while his career is young in numbers, he is the best-paid defensive player in the league and will surely find a Super Bowl or two in his future.
Bosa Brothers, Joey Bosa and Nick Bosa
The Bosa brothers, Nick and Joey can brag about being sibling football royalty even before going into the NFL after their careers at Ohio State University. But even after college, it didn’t take long for Nick and Joey Bosa to put the league on notice about what they can do. The first to come into the league was Joey with the Los Angeles Chargers, where it took him no time at all to establish himself as one of the leaders of a Chargers defense that have become one of the true backbones to the team’s recent successes.
Brother Nick Bosa, who entered the league three years after his brother, joining the San Francisco 49ers, got a taste of Super Bowl action almost right off the bat. While his team lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, Bosa’s performance did not go unnoticed and he has continued to cement his status as one of San Francisco’s best defensive players in the present and for the foreseeable future.