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T.J. Watt, and other Steelers, take to social media to talk about Defensive Player of the Year snub

The Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro linebacker is taking the Defensive Player of the Year snub personally.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers had one of the NFL’s best defenses in 2020, and they were led by outside linebacker T.J. Watt. Watt continued to up his game to the tune of amazing statistics, leading the NFL in two categories, sacks and Tackles For Loss (TFL).

Here are all of his 2020 stats:

Watt’s 2020 Stats:
Games: 15
Tackles: 53
TFL: 23*
Sacks: 15*
QB Hits: 41
Forced Fumbles: 2
Pass Defenses: 8
Interceptions: 1
*Led NFL

Despite these stats, it was Aaron Donald of the Los Angeles Rams who won the 2020 Defensive Player of the Year award. As you can imagine, this was met by heavy criticism on social media, but Watt himself put out the following tweet.

No text of his own, just an image. An image of Michael Jordan from the ESPN docu-series The Last Dance with “...and I took this personally” below.

See for yourself:

T.J. Watt wasn’t the only one who took offense to being snubbed of the prestigious award, again. Plenty of other players, including his brothers J.J. Watt and Derek Watt, took to social media to voice their displeasure, or to just comment on T.J.’s initial tweet after learning of not winning the award.

Check out the tweets other are sending out, and be sure to check back to this article as we will update them as more people take to social media talking about the situation.

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