Watt has signed a new deal for five years
The Steelers inked a new five-year deal with linebacker T.J. Watt to keep it in the black and gold market for extended periods.
The Steelers Most Valuable Player in two seasons has been a dominating force on Defense.
In his first four years of experience, Watt, the NFL Draft Team’s No.1 selection in 2017, was an outstanding start.
All 62 games he played in, Watt have begun. The 49.5 bags is the most in club history in the first four NFL seasons of a player. Since joining the NFL in 2017, its 49.5 bags ranked third of all defensive actors. He also has 230 tackles (168 alone), 25 pass defenses, 17 forced fumbles, and four retrievals.
In 2020, Watt had his finest year. As well as being chosen MVP team, he was picked to be elected to Pro Bowl for first-ever Associated Press All-Pro, 101 AFC Defensive Player of the Year awards, and earned the Deacon Jones Award. The NFL was led by Watt in a career-high 15 bag, 41 quarterback hits and 23 loss tackles, and seven pass defenses, two forced fumbles, and an interception.
Watt was excellent every season and was awarded the AFC Defensive Player of the Month twice, in September and November.
For his Week 2 effort against the Denver Broncos, he was awarded AFC Defense Player of the Week. For losses of 20 yards, Watt had 2.5 bags, 4 quarterback hits, and 4 tacks. All the sacks against Jeff Driskel, who arrived the game after Drew Lock had been wounded.
- After dominating the opposition offenses in three consecutive games.
- he was awarded the AFC Defensiv Player of the Month for September.
Watt has a total of three bags
- and a half, 10 quarterback hits, 9 bags, 3 loss tags, two pass defenses, and a monthly interception.
Watt is also called a November Defensive Player, encompassing games in weeks 8-12, which was 5-0, including 3 AFC North, 2 over the Baltimore Ravens, and 1 over the Cincinnati Bengals. T.J. Watt was the November Defensive Player.
In November, Watt’s tackles were 19, including 13 single stages, 5 1/2 bags, 17 QB hits and the 3 pass defenses. During the 5-game period, he had two games with several bags, including Bengals and Ravens (Week 12) when he played two games.
In 2019, after completing the year with 14,5 sacks, Watt was named AP First-Team All-Pro as a leader, and second-team as a linebacker. He completed eight forced fumbles, two intercepts, four retrievals, and 36 quarterbacks.
Moreover, he played four multiple sacks, including two sacks on both the Dolphins and the Rams,
- and another one and a half on the Bengals and the Colts.
- He also got chosen for the Pro Bowl in addition to having won the MVP team for the first time in his career.
Since 2008, Watt has been NFL’s only player with at least fourteen bags, 14 losses, 36 quarterback hits, eight forced fumbles, and four seasonal fumble recoveries. Watt is Steeler’s first multi-season player, with 14 plus bags, in 2019 and 2020.
In 2018, Watt went to the outside location of the linebacker and gave him dividends. In all of the NFL linebackers with 13 sacks, Watt led the Steelers’ Defense and bonded for a second.
- He was the only NFL player with at least 65 Takes (68), 10 Sacks (13), and 5 Defense Forced Fumbles in the regular season (6).
- After being selected as a substitute, he also took part in his first pro bowl.
Watt’s career started well with 52 attacks, 39 of which he stopped alone and placed third in the seven-pack team,
the second-highest being the Steelers rookie. He ended the year with 12 reverse pressure, eight defensive throws, an interception, forced fumble, and a blocked field goal. Watt was the only rowing backer in the NFL with 50 tackles (52), five sack (seven), five defended passes (eight), and one stopover during the regular season (one).