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NFL brothers: A guide to the NFL's most dynamic sibling pairs

Houston Texans v Los Angeles Chargers
Houston Texans v Los Angeles Chargers

The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs have both secured their places in Super Bowl LVII, making this the first time in NFL history that two brothers will face each other in the big game.

While it is rare for siblings to play in the NFL, it is even more uncommon for them to perform at a high level. Throughout NFL history, there have been some notable sibling pairs, such as the Manning brothers (Peyton and Eli) and the Sharpe brothers (Sterling and Shannon).

In the current NFL landscape, several active siblings are making an impact and shining at the top of their games. Here are the top four.


#4. TJ and Derek Watts

Houston Texans v Los Angeles Chargers
Houston Texans v Los Angeles Chargers

The Watt brothers are highly rated in the NFL. Derek, the elder of the two, is a fullback for the Pittsburgh Steelers and was drafted in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL draft by the Los Angeles Chargers.

He is also the younger brother of former NFL 49ers defensive end, J.J. Watt, who is considered one of the greatest defensive linemen of all time.

The youngest of the three, T.J. Watt, is a linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers and plays alongside his brother Derek. T.J. won the 2021 Defensive Player of the Year award after being a finalist in 2019 and 2020.


#3. Stefon and Trevon Diggs

NFL Pro Bowl Diggs brothers
NFL Pro Bowl Diggs brothers

The Diggs brothers, Stefon and Trevon, are both active NFL players. Stefon, the elder brother, was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

He quickly established himself as a starter midway through his rookie season. He became famous for his "Minneapolis Miracle" catch. He was later traded to the Buffalo Bills, where he is now widely regarded as one of the top wide receivers in the NFL.

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Stefon had an impressive performance with 11 touchdowns, 1,429 receiving yards, and 108 receptions.

Trevon Diggs, on the other hand, plays for the Dallas Cowboys. He was drafted in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft and has since proven himself to be a key player on the Cowboys defense. He is widely recognized as one of the best cornerbacks in the league.


#2. Nick and Joey Bosa

Kansas City Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers
Kansas City Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers

Another sibling duo at the top of their game are the Bosa brothers, Joey and Nick. Joey, an outside linebacker, plays for the Los Angeles Chargers and won the Defensive Rookie of the Year award in 2016 after being drafted third overall.

NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Seattle Seahawks v San Francisco 49ers
NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Seattle Seahawks v San Francisco 49ers

Nick, the younger brother and son of John Bosa, was named the Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2019 after being drafted second overall by the San Francisco 49ers. He is also a finalist for the NFL's 2022 Defensive Player of the Year award. Both brothers are regarded as some of the best pass rushers in the league.

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#1. Jason and Travis Kelce

NFC Divisional Playoffs - New York Giants v Philadelphia Eagles
NFC Divisional Playoffs - New York Giants v Philadelphia Eagles

The Kelce brothers are well-known in the NFL. They are successful both on and off the field, with their podcast "New Heights" proving to be a big hit. Jason Kelce plays center for the Philadelphia Eagles and won the Super Bowl in 2017 after defeating the New England Patriots.

His brother, Travis, who wears number 89 in solidarity with his elder brother, also won the Super Bowl two years later in 2019 with the Kansas City Chiefs.

AFC Championship - Cincinnati Bengals v Kansas City Chiefs
AFC Championship - Cincinnati Bengals v Kansas City Chiefs

This year, they will make history by facing each other in the Super Bowl, marking the first time that two siblings will face off against each other in the championship game. It will definitely be a thrilling match to see which brother comes out on top.

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