The No. 1 pick of the 2043 NFL Draft has arrived.
Arizona Cardinals star JJ Watt announced the birth of his son on Instagram on Tuesday, posting a picture of himself and wife Kealia Ohai holding the newborn.
“Love and happiness have reached heights we never even knew existed,” the All-Pro pass rusher wrote. “Koa James Watt, 10.23.22.”
Koa is the first child for the couple, who began dating when JJ was a member of the Houston Texans in 2016 and got engaged in May 2019. They married in the Bahamas in February 2020.
Watt and Ohai, a star for the NWSL’s Chicago Red Stars, announced they were expecting in June 2022
“Could not be more excited,” Watt, 33, exclaimed in an Instagram post.
Watt’s younger brother, Steelers linebacker TJ, appeared ready for his newfound uncle duties.
“Welcome to the family Koa!!!,” he commented.
It’s happy news for the Watt family, who received a scare earlier this month when JJ revealed he experienced atrial fibrillation — an irregular heartbeat — and “had my heart shocked back into rhythm.”
Watt went through the experience on a Thursday and played against the Panthers three days later on Oct. 2.
“Obviously, it’s been a very emotional week for my family, for my wife, for myself,” Watt tearfully told reporters after the win. “So, I’m very happy to get a win today. Obviously, I’ve had a lot of emotions, but I’ve learned to appreciate the little things even more, and so it’s nice to have a win today.”