TJ Watt Receives Hearty Congratulations From Brothers JJ and Derek After Breaking Incredible Single Season Record

Published 01/10/2022, 9:28 AM EST
Jan 9, 2022; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt (90) reacts after sacking Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley (2) during the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports| Credit-Reuters


TJ Watt has claimed the season with his impressive sacking abilities. He has put consistent numbers throughout the season and is on the verge of greatness as he heads to the playoffs. Recently the Pittsburgh Steelers star outside linebacker sacked Tyler Huntley. During his season finale matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.

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His second-quarter sack tied him with former New York Giants pass-rusher and Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Strahan for the NFL’s single-season sack total (22.5). It was a marvelous feat achieved by the 27-year-old, and for that, his elder brothers JJ Watt and Derek Watt congratulated him on Twitter.

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Watt brothers congratulate TJ Watt

The Watt brothers couldn’t be more proud of TJ. TJ was looking forward to the phenomenal achievement, which now, he has earned for himself. “No words, just proud. Unbelievable @_TJWatt” tweeted JJ, slated to return for the playoffs after recovering from a season-ending shoulder injury in his first year with the Arizona Cardinals. 

While TJ’s teammate brother Derek Watt tweeted, “NFL ALL-TIME SACK LEADER #ProudOlderBrother.” It was surely a special moment for the LB. TJ ever since being drafted by the Steelers in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, has become one of the most dominant defensive prospects in the league.

“It’s definitely a cool thing,” Watt told reporters on achieving the milestone. “I don’t know if any of it has really hit me. It’s not just myself. There are so many great players and coaches and schemes and a lot of selfless in the locker room that allow me to make plays.”

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Watt, with his tremendous feat, has now become the most deserving candidate for the Defensive Player of the Year honor. It looks like the young Watt is following his brother JJ Watt’s footsteps, who is one of the three players ever to win the DPOY honorary on three different occasions.

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The Steelers, with the win, progressed to the playoffs with a No. 7 seed. Their first post-season game will be against the Kansas City Chiefs. And it will be fun to watch quarterback Patrick Mahomes dodge himself from TJ throughout the game.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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