QUARTERBARKS Meet dogs of the NFL, including Patrick Mahomes’ pit bull, JJ Watt’s golden retriever and Brady’s cute rescue beagle
LIFE in the NFL can certainly be a ruff old business.
Players show off their sporting pedigree week-on-week throughout a grueling season, with a shot at Super Bowl glory the ultimate prize. And NFL stars turn to a man’s best friend when they need to kick back and relax following games. From Pit Bulls to Pomeranian’s, here’s the companions your favorite stars call part of the family.
Patrick Mahomes – Pit Bull and Cane Corso
Mahomes and new wife Brittany have been together since high school, with the Kansas City QB a dedicated dog dad.
The pair own a pit bull called Steel and a cane corso named Silver, with the pooches star’s of their own viral Instagram page.
Their exploits are followed by over 215,000 people, with the account featuring family portraits and the dog’s donning Chiefs gear.
And Mahomes has been outspoken in his love for misunderstood pit bulls, who he says often get a bad rap. He said: [Steel] is the cutest pup. I hate how [Pit Bulls] get stereotyped as aggressive. Any dog can be aggressive, it’s basically the way they’re raised.
“Me and Steel are exactly the same person, except he’s a dog.”
JJ Watt – Goldendoodle and Golden Retriever
Tipping the scales at nearly 300lbs, it turns out Cardinals defensive end JJ Watt is a softie at heart.
Along with soccer star wife Kealia, the former Texan owns a pair of stunning golden hounds.
My crew ❤️????
(Sidenote: Dogs have taken full control of the house. Their range knows no bounds. Kitchen, living room, bedroom, upstairs. It won’t be long now until they ask us to move into the garage. We have lost the battle.) pic.twitter.com/jKbuXM8THC
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) June 10, 2019
Then-puppies Tex and Finley were introduced to the world after JJ won the Divisional Championship in 2018. But Watt might have bitten off a little bit more than he can chew with the energetic duo. He wrote on Twitter in June 2019: “Dogs have taken full control of the house. Their range knows no bounds. Kitchen, living room, bedroom, upstairs.
“It won’t be long now until they ask us to move into the garage. We have lost the battle.”My crew ❤️????