JJ Watt and his brothers TJ and Derek have a new show set to premiere on FOX in 2020 called “Ultimate Tag”.
“It's simple and complicated all at the same time,” JJ says. “It's simple because there's one rule: don't get caught. We've all played tag before, we know what it’s like. It's complicated because we have professional taggers who are unbelievable athletes chasing after our competitor and all different wild situations. There’s steel cages 30 feet in the air, and you’re try not to get caught there. There's obstacles and things on the ground. It's this high-octane, crazy intense game of tag. It’s just a grown up version of what you did as a kid.”
The NFL superstar brothers will be hosting the show.
“We are the hosts. Thank gosh, we aren’t chasing people, because we've seen these professional taggers – and I mean I've been in the NFL, I’ve seen a lot of incredible athletes – these people can do some unbelievable things,” JJ says. “We wouldn’t last very long.”
The contests come from across the country.
“The contestants are everyday people from all over the country,” Watt says “We have a couple of husband and wife duos that are competing,” JJ says. “We have a couple of just everyday people. Some people who have a parkour background. Some people who don’t have a lot of athletic background. It's really interesting to see it all work out and see how it shakes out.”