The Pittsburgh Steelers always had faith in T.J. Watt.
Coming from an NFL pedigree with a future Hall of Famer as his older brother, there was never a doubt that he was going to be special.
However, judging by what he’s been able to do in his seven years in the league, it seems like, somehow, he’s become criminally underrated now.
At least, that’s how former NFL defender Ryan Clark seems to think (via NFL on ESPN).
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) October 23, 2023
When asked about whether Watt was underrated, Clark claimed that he doesn’t get enough love, adding that it’s time that we include him in the ‘best player in the world’ conversation.
Clark believes he’s entered the same stratosphere as the likes of his older brother, J.J., and Aaron Donald when people talk about defenders being the best players in the league.
Likewise, he also thinks people should put his name next to Lawrence Taylor’s, just like they do when they compare Dallas Cowboys star Micah Parsons to the legendary defender.
Clark finished his segment by stating that Watt should also be in the conversation for being the greatest player in franchise history, predicting he’s going to be that guy once it’s all said and done, and talking about his Hall of Fame trajectory.
The craziest part about Watt is that he’s been able to put up those numbers despite missing time with injuries and that he’s not even close to his prime yet.
He’s going to keep getting better and better, and barring injury, he’s going to go down as one of the GOATs.