New Dad or Dad to Be?


New moms have unending resources to plan and execute a healthy pregnancy and navigate those first months and years as a parent with confidence. New dads? Not so much. Super Bowl champion and father of five Benjamin Watson wants to change all that.

The New Dad's Playbook is every man's game plan to being the best partner and the best father, from preseason (preparing for fatherhood) to Super Bowl (birth) to postseason (after baby is home). It helps men understand what their wives are going through physically and emotionally during and after pregnancy, allowing them to support their most important teammate. It tells men what to expect when their baby is home--and what to do when the unexpected happens.

This tell-it-like-it-is book will take new dads from just winging it to winning it.



“Benjamin Watson has knocked it out of the park again! The New Dad’s Playbook has commonsense information, augmented by biblical principles, specifically directed at men who are starting a family. If you’re a man preparing for your first child you must read this book. If you already have children, you’ll want to read it as you continue to grow your family.”

Tony Dungy

bestselling author of Quiet Strength and Uncommon

“Benjamin Watson has written exactly what we need. We need honest, understanding, and inviting words on fatherhood. I’m certain this book will be a guide to new fathers for years to come.”

Drew Brees

NFL quarterback, New Orleans Saints

“Benjamin dives into each aspect of fatherhood that will help husbands connect with the hearts of their wives and prepare for one of the most important callings a man can have. Every new dad and dad-to-be needs this resource!”

Lysa TerKeurst

New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministires

“As a father of six and a grandfather of two, I’ve read plenty of ‘new dad’ books over the years, with instructions on diaper changing and how to hold your baby. Well, if you want to take it to the next level, Benjamin Watson’s The New Dad’s Playbook is a must read. This is not just a book about being the best dad you can be but also being the very best husband you can be for your wife during what is a life-changing, rock-your-world nine months.  Benjamin’s wealth of advice, counseling, and encouragement comes from experience, and you’ll be so grateful that he chose to share it. This book is like Ben—a winner!”

Ernie Johnson Jr.

TNT sportscaster, author of Unscripted

“If you want to be a helpful husband to your wife when she needs you most, and if you want to be a great father to your baby, then The New Dad’s Playbook is for you! I am amazed at how thorough and well researched this book is and I was blown away at how often I acknowledged, “Yup…I made that mistake too!” Like me, you will want to thank Benjamin from the bottom of your heart for genuinely helping you become an overnight better husband and father after reading The New Dad’s Playbook.”

Drew Rosenhaus

NFL agent

“There aren’t many books out there that quite lay out the groundwork like this one. This book will empower new dads to know their role on the team and new moms to be fully supported and cared for. That’s a win!”

Candace Cameron Bure

actress, author, and cohost of The View

About the Author

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©Michael Hebert

BENJAMIN WATSON is a tight end for the Baltimore Ravens, an ESPN and NFL Network commentator, a leading spokesman for All Pro Dad and NFL Father & Kids Experience, and the founder of One More, a foundation that helps to spread the love and hope of Christ by meeting real needs, promoting education, and supporting local charities. A finalist for Walter Payton Man of the Year, Watson is deeply engaged in the community through his work with the NFL and its organizations and his own, and he is one of the league's most active members in both traditional and social media, with over 300,000 Facebook fans with whom he engages on a daily basis. He is the author of Under Our Skin and has appeared on Dr. Phil, The 700 Club, The Rachael Ray Show, CNN, Fox News, and many more. USA Today has said that Watson "illustrates the power of the platform that many players possess, but few are prone to use to address social issues. He is a shining example of how to put resources that come from his status as an NFL player to good use." He lives in Maryland with his wife, Kirsten, and their five kids.


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