Watt responds to Rivers’ bold comment about NFL players
J.J. Watt. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

J.J. Watt on Tuesday responded via X to Austin Rivers’ bold comments about NFL players.

Rivers received widespread attention online for his comment about NBA players vs. NFL players. The son of Doc Rivers joined “The Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday and talked with McAfee about potential football/basketball crossover players.

“I can take 30 players right now in the NBA and throw them in the NFL. You cannot take 30 NFL players and put them in the NBA,” Rivers said on the show.

The comments drew plenty of attention and were noticed by Watt, who responded via X.

The former Houston Texans and Arizona Cardinals defensive star dunked on Rivers in a big way.


For Rivers, will it be a challenge accepted? We doubt it. Just because he believes 30 NBA players could make the switch over to professional football doesn’t mean he believes he’s talented enough to do so.

The 31-year-old Rivers had an 11-year NBA career and has settled into a post-playing career of making hot takes. Why mess with that and embarrass himself just to respond to Watt?

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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