Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt has been named team MVP for a second consecutive season, an award chosen by the Steelers’ players. The award was announced after Watt’s 2020 regular season reportedly came to an end with the team looking as if they will rest him in Week 17 against the Cleveland Browns.
Watt’s MVP season was spearheaded by the pass rusher’s 15 sacks which was one off of the Steelers all-time sacks in a season record currently held by James Harrison. Not only did the youngest Watt brother pick up this team award, but he is also one of the front runners for the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award which will be announced the night before before the Super Bowl game is played.
In four seasons in Pittsburgh, Watt has put up 49.5 career sacks which has already placed him in the Steelers top 10 career sacks. One thing alluding Watt, however, is a playoff victory which he has not yet accomplished in three previous seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. T.J. (and his brother Derek) will have an opportunity at getting that playoff victory in the Wild Card Round as the Steelers have already clinched the AFC North.
.@_TJWatt is the:— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 28, 2020
• 1️⃣st player in #SteelersHistory with 14.0+ sacks in multiple seasons
• 7️⃣th player to register at least 15.0 sacks & 24 TFL in a single season since 1999
• 1️⃣4️⃣th player in NFL history with at least 14.5 sacks in back-to-back seasons pic.twitter.com/6IlziVOd6J
T.J. Watt’s oldest brother J.J. Watt is accustomed to winning big-time awards as well being a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year himself. T.J. and J.J. will look to become the first set of brothers to ever win the Defenseive Player of the Year award.
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