The Pittsburgh Steelers got a major steal when they took T.J. Watt with the No. 30 pick.
If he were anything close to his brother, who was already a bonafide star in the league, he would be a no-brainer pick.
Now, the younger Watt has an opportunity to take down his own brother from the record books.
According to the league (via Steelers Depot on Twitter), T.J. could surpass J.J. Watt (87.5) for the second-most sacks by a player in his first 100 career games, dating back to 1982 when the individual sack became an official statistic.
Per NFL: T.J. Watt – appearing in his 94th career game on TNF against Tennessee – can surpass his brother J.J. Watt (87.5 sacks) for the second-most sacks by a player in his first 100 career games since 1982, when the individual sack became an official statistic. #Steelers #NFL
— Steelers Depot 7⃣ (@Steelersdepot) November 2, 2023
That’s the ultimate pride for the Watt family, and it’s actually almost a lock to happen, even if it’s not on Thursday night.
T.J. will play his 94th career game in Thursday night’s showdown with the Tennessee Titans, so he will still have six more chances to equal his older brother’s production.
The craziest part about T.J. Watt is the fact that he’s already secured a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and he’s nowhere near done in his career.
He has a chance to end up as the greatest player in Pittsburgh Steelers’ franchise history, while others believe he’s already done it — even despite not having a Super Bowl ring or appearance.
Watt will continue to set marks and break records almost every week, as his level of production is something we have never seen since Lawrence Taylor.
And while he still has a long way to go to get to his level, he’s definitely right on track.