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Top 5 brother dous in NFL history

Top 5 brother dous in NFL history

Top 5 brother dous in NFL history

In the NFL, brother teams are not particularly prevalent. It's challenging to have one family member succeed in professional sport, so having two or more seems almost unattainable. When just 2% of all student-athletes go on to play professionally, it is extra interesting to have brothers who do so. 


Let's look at some of the most well-known brother teams that have competed in the NFL.

#5 Peyton and Eli Manning

The Manning family produced two-time Super Bowl MVP Peyton Manning, one of the top NFL players. Despite the fact that their on-field antics were radically different from one another, with Peyton's pre-snap theatrics and manic resolve diverging from Eli's even-keeled demeanor, the brothers evolved into two of this century's most prominent athletes.


Peyton leads the quarterback field by a margin of two with five MVP titles and seven first-team All-Pro selections, and his record-breaking 2013 season pushed him even further.


Eli was the first to earn two rings thanks to his great postseason efforts in 2007 and 2011, which made up for his frequently criticized regular-season performances. Eli lost to his brother three times. Eli, while playing 18 fewer seasons than Peyton, is probably not going to join him in the Hall of Fame.

#4 Clay and Bruce Matthews

The Matthews brothers played in the NFL for a total of 38 seasons, each for 19 seasons. Despite the fact that Bruce Matthews' career was more successful and he was elected to the Hall of Fame on the first ballot, the elder Matthews was one of the finest players in Cleveland Browns' history.

Despite starting his career four years before the advent of the sack era, Clay had the most sacks in Brown's history with 62. The linebacker, who was selected for four Pro Bowls, was a cornerstone of Cleveland's four playoff defenses from 1985 to 1989.

Even at guard and center, Bruce was unbeatable. With 14, Bruce owns the record for the most Pro Bowl appearances in NFL history. He earned these trips during the course of his final 14 seasons, which spanned Eddie George's heyday to Warren Moon's Run and Shoot.

#3 Jason and Devin McCourty

Twins Jason and Devin McCourty entered the league at different times and from different backgrounds. Jason was chosen in the sixth round of the 2009 draft, while Devin was chosen in the first round in 2010.


Devin has participated in eight of the last 11 AFC title games, as opposed to Jason, who started at cornerback for the 0-16 Browns team and eight unsuccessful Titans teams. The two-time Pro Bowl safety ranks second among defenders in Super Bowl starts with five.


As they held the Rams to three points, the Patriot's defense, led by Devin and Jason, was perhaps the best in Super Bowl history. They played football together for three seasons in New England, where they wrote an important chapter in NFL sibling rivalry.

#2 J.J., Derek and T.J. Watt

J.J. Watt was one of the league's top defensive linemen, and T.J. has grown into a great outside linebacker. Derek has played quietly for five seasons despite having the choice to go by D.J. Watt.

In Pittsburgh, T.J. J.J. has the top three seasons in tackles for loss this century and was voted defensive player of the year three times while playing for the Texans. The well-liked NFL star intends to continue working hard in Arizona into his 30s.
The Watts are now relying on T.J., who trampled left tackles en route to 42.5 sacks in 2018. This brotherly three could advance even further in the future thanks to the youngest Watt, who topped the NFL in sacks in 2020.

#1 Jason and Travis Kelce

For the first time in the Super Bowl's history, two brothers will compete against one another in 2023. Tight end Travis Kelce of the Chiefs and center Jason Kelce of the Eagles will battle against one another to defeat their respective clubs in the Super Bowl. Travis won his first championship when the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 54, whereas Jason won his first one when the Eagles stunned the Patriots in Super Bowl 52.

The largest brother-versus-brother contest since John and Jim Harbaugh squared off as opposing coaches when the Baltimore Ravens faced the 49ers in the Super Bowl is taking place now.

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