Former NFL star JJ Watt is facing a harsh reality about changing his hairstyle after the Super Bowl LVIII mockery

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JJ Watt, former NFL star and former CBS broadcaster, offered a reminder to fans or anyone who might be watching the broadcast of Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday night.

Watt went on television with a different hairstyle, and it upset many NFL fans. He was compared to Jason Bateman’s character, Pepper Brooks, from “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” as well as someone going to the high school prom.

The former Houston Texans defensive end was well aware of social media mocking him.

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Former NFL player and TV analyst JJ Watt looks on before Super Bowl LVIII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

“Do you ever change your hair and wonder if anyone will notice?” They notice,” he wrote on X.

It was Watt’s first time covering the Super Bowl from the broadcaster’s chair as he retires from the NFL after the 2022 season. He spent his time in the NFL tearing up the offense of the -face off with the Texans and Arizona Cardinals.

Watt will likely be headed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame once he is eligible. He was a five-time Pro Bowler and five-time First-Team All-Pro. He also won three Defensive Player of the Year awards.

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Former NFL player JJ Watt reacts before Super Bowl LVIII between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

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The 34-year-old collected 114.5 sacks and 586 tackles during his career.

While he was definitely retired from the NFL, his brother TJ Watt told Fox News Digital the recruiting tactic he tried to use to lure him back to the field.

“I was trying to win as much as I could. I knew that was going to be a big factor,” said TJ. “At the end of the day, all these business decisions are separate from that. He was staying ready just in case, and, obviously, it didn’t come to fruition.”

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Former NFL player and TV analyst JJ Watt during Super Bowl LVIII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

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TJ’s aches and pains the next day helped the elder Watt back to reality.

Fox News’ Ryan Morik contributed to this report.

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